Four Asian States become party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
On 26 September 2019, four Asian States ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in a ceremony on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Bangladesh, Kiribati and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic have ratified the Treaty, and the Maldives both signed and ratified it.
This increases the number of Asian States party to the TPNW from 7 to 11. More than half of the Asian States party to the TPNW (6) ratified it in 2019.
Pictures of the event are available here.