UN / NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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Costa Rica’s ambassador to the UN Elayne Whyte Gomez said the first multilateral treaty on nuclear disarmament in 20 years was set to be adopted in New York tomorrow (07 Jul) describing the treaty as a “historic event for humanity.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / NUCLEAR WEAPONS
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DATELINE: 06 JULY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

06 JULY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Elayne Whyte Gomez, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations:
“The treaty, no doubt, will compliment and strengthen the global architecture on nuclear disarmament and the non-proliferation regime. This is a historic event for humanity.”
4. Med shot, journalist asking question
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Elayne Whyte Gomez, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations:
“The world has been waiting for this legal norm for 70 years. And all the delegations that have taken part in this negotiation have worked tirelessly and with great conviction understanding that the world needs this legal norm as a global public good. And it is also a response for humanity.”
6. Wide shot, press room

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Costa Rica’s ambassador to the UN Elayne Whyte Gomez said the first multilateral treaty on nuclear disarmament in 20 years was set to be adopted in New York tomorrow (07 Jul) describing the treaty as a “historic event for humanity.”

Speaking to reporters today Gomez, whose country is chairing the UN Conference tasked with negotiating the treaty, said the legally binding treaty would contain prohibitions that are intended to cover the full range of nuclear weapons related activities. She noted that it would also create several paths for nuclear armed states to join the treaty. These states could join by cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify their weapons stockpiles and then work with relevant international organizations to eliminate their respective programmes.

Gomez said 129 countries participated in the talks and hoped to reach the 50-state threshold for the treaty to go into force as soon as possible. No nuclear armed states took part in the negotiations. However, Gomez stressed that setting legal norms and making them universal were two different processes. She said the focus now was to adopt the treaty, get it into force, make it an international legal norm, and then discuss how to convince nuclear armed nations to join the treaty. Addressing all UN member states, Gomez said the world “has been waiting for this legal norm for 70 years” adding that this would serve as a “public good” and a “response for humanity.”

If the treaty is adopted, a signing ceremony is set to take place on 20 September. Gomez said the instruments of ratification would have to be submitted to the UN Secretary-General.
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