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Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Opanal)

Organismo para la Proscripción
de las Armas Nucleares en la América Latina y el Caribe

Established: By Treaty of Tlatelolco (Mexico), signed February 14, 1967. The inaugural meeting of OPANAL’s General Conference was held September 2, 1969.

Purpose: To administer the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, without prejudice to peaceful uses of atomic energy. Designed to make Latin America and the Caribbean a nuclear-free zone, the treaty prohibits all testing, manufacture, acquisition, installation, and development of nuclear weapons.

Headquarters: Mexico City, Mexico.

Principal Organs: General Conference of Contracting Parties; Council (five members); Good Offices Committee (five members); Committee on Contributions, Administrative, and Budgetary Matters (at least five members); The Ad Hoc Working Group; Secretariat.

Web site: www.opanal.org

Secretary General: Edmundo Vargas Carreño ...

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