50th Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
25 October 2020
ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER
SENATOR PENNY WONG
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Labor welcomes the 50th nation ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – which will mean it will now come into force.
We congratulate International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and advocates for the significant milestone.
The ambition of a world free of nuclear weapons is one that Labor shares.
Labor has committed to signing and ratifying the treaty after taking account the need to ensure an effective verification and enforcement architecture, interaction of the Treaty with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and achieving universal support.
Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.