At least one good thing will emerge from the problematic year 2020. The treaty that will make nuclear weapons illegal has just been signed by the 50th nation and will come into effect in 3 months time. The list of signatories excludes all the nations that already have nuclear weapons, obviously, as well as most of Europe and East Asia. But there are some surprises: Ireland, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, New Zealand, Ecuador, Peru, Thailand and South Africa are among the places that it would be worthwhile to emigrate to, at least on the merits of this treaty. The State of Palestine is there too.
✭ Now that nuclear weapons are illegal, the Pacific demands truth on decades of testing | Pacific islands | https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/25/now-that-nuclear-weapons-are-the-pacific-dem
Nuclear weapons will soon be illegal. Just over 75 years since their devastation was first unleashed on the world, the global community has rallied to bring into force a ban through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
✭ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/tpnw/text
with the text and signatories