Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, signed for the Holy See, also in the name and on behalf of Vatican City State, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted on July 7, 2017, at the end of the United Nations Conference geared to negotiating a binding legal instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.
The signing was held in the course of the high-level ceremony for the opening of the signing of the Treaty, yesterday, September 20, 2017, at the United Nations Palace in New York.
Monsignor Gallagher delivered contextually the instrument of ratification.
According to Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Treaty, it will enter into force for the Holy See and for Vatican City State 90 days after the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval and adherence.
Translation from Italian by Virginia M. Forrester