January 22, 2022, marks the first anniversary of the entry into force (legally binding instrument) of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This landmark international treaty will be celebrated around the world, including in New Mexico. You are invited to the celebration of the Treaty and the January 15th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 22nd from 1 to 3 pm at the Shelter on the south side of Ashley Pond in Los Alamos. Bring signs and banners. Dress for inclement weather: wear layers, warm shoes and a hat, and bring water and snacks. Veterans for Peace, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, and Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) are hosting the event.The Treaty is already having an impact and that impact is growing. Eight new countries have ratified the Treaty since its entry into force. A total of 59 state parties have ratified the Treaty. Eighty-six United Nations’ member states are signatories. Over 500 cities around the world have shown their support, including 19 with populations of over one million and nine capital cities. Over 2,000 parliamentarians and political leaders have signed a pledge to support the Treaty in their official capacity. These accomplishments are significant and are the work of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a coalition of non-government organizations promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. The work continues. Read the full story and more at nuclearactive.org.