The work is fast and efficient. Drafted on 14 February 1967 in Mexico City, the Treaty of Tlatelolco is signed in the same year by all countries of Latin America except Cuba, and by Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. It is being progressively ratified by 33 countries now including Cuba, including all the major nuclear powers, permanently providing an area of 21 million km2 free from nuclear weapons.
Politically more important than the denuclearization of Antarctica which entered into force in 1961, the Treaty of Tlatelolco inspired the nuclear disarmament of other regions in the world, including the whole of Africa by the Treaty of Pelindaba which came into force in 2009.
In 1982, Garcia Robles received the Nobel Peace Prize for his stubborn work in preparing and promoting the Treaty of Tlatelolco. He shared this award with the Swedish pacifist Alva Myrdal who had been an active delegate during more than 10 years at the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.
The Nobel medal of Alfonso Garcia Robles with its blue morocco case is estimated $ 400K for sale by Christie's in New York on April 28, lot 28.
SOLD for $ 490K including premium