Comment by the governor of Hiroshima Prefecture about the announcement that the number of state parties reaches 50 is released. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force 90 days later.
Comment by the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture
Once the number of state parties reaches 50 in this year, 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will enter into force 90 days later. This would be deeply meaningful, as well as a massive step towards realizing a peaceful world free from nuclear weapons.
This is largely due to, beginning with A-bomb survivors, the long years of continuous calls for the international community to take action. This has spread awareness of the inhumane nature of nuclear weapons, and so I would once again like to express my deepest gratitude for the hard work of all involved.
We expect that this will lead to an increase in the number of signatory states and state parties, including nuclear-weapons and nuclear umbrella states, as well as for the renewed increase in momentum towards the abolition of nuclear weapons.
We, Hiroshima Prefecture will continue to carry out concrete initiatives, including policy proposals based on new security approaches independent of nuclear deterrence, and actions to increase the support of peace initiatives. Through these efforts, we hope to contribute to the creation of a peaceful international society free from nuclear weapons.
October 25 , 2020
Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture