50 Nations Ink UN Nuclear Ban Treaty

Fifty countries have signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless. 

More than 120 countries approved the new nuclear weapons ban treaty in July 2017 over opposition from nuclear-armed countries and their allies, who boycotted negotiations. Among 50, Brazil was the first country to sign onto the ban yesterday, followed by nations from Algeria to Venezuela.
Important Takeaways from Above News-

  • The United Nations is Headquartered in New York, United States.
  • Irina Bokova is the Present Director-General of UNESCO.
Source- The United Nations

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