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Jamaica Ratifies United Nations Pact On Nuclear Terrorism

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His Excellency Raymond O. Wolfe, Jamaica’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (seated), on Tuesday morning, December 05, 2006, affixed his signature, confirming Jamaica’s support for the treaty on the international convention for the suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 April, 2005.

The treaty seeks cooperation from UN member states in staving off the horrifying possibility of terrorism involving the use of nuclear devises. The document strengthens the global, legal framework to combat the threat, required the extradition or prosecution of those implicated and encourages the exchange of information and other inter-state cooperation.

The treaty was part of the agenda for the opening of the 2005 World Summit that signaled the start of the 60th session of the General Assembly.

The signing ceremony took place at the UN Secretariat Building, New York City and was witnessed by Barbara Masciangelo, Publications Officer – Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs and Deon Williams, Counselor-Jamaica Permanent Mission to the UN (PRUN).

To date, some 100 member states have signed onto the treaty.

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