Uruguay is the second South American state to complete the process following the ratification of Venezuela earlier in the year. South America has a long history of opposing nuclear weapons and Uruguay is a signatory of the Treaty of Tlatelolco that created a nuclear weapons free zone across the continent.
The Ban Treaty will come into force for those states that have ratified once 50 complete the process. There will be a further signing session at the United Nations in September.
Please join us as we thank God for Uruguay having completed the ratification process and asking God that others would do so in the coming weeks and months.