When did the first-ever treaty banning nuclear weapons come to force?

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons. It entered into force on 22nd January 2021 with an aim to get rid of nuclear weapons. It was approved by the UN General Assembly in July 2017. It was opposed by all nuclear-armed states as well as the 30-member NATO. Japan, the only country where nuclear attacks took place, also did not support this treaty.

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