Canada funds project to eliminate nuclear weapons

Canada will pledge 28 million dollars towards elimination of nuclear weapons, according to CBC News.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed the pledge at the nuclear security summit held at the Hague, Tuesday.

The Global Partnership Programme will oversee projects aimed at stopping the trafficking of illegal weapons as well as securing nuclear facilities in high risk areas in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Canada has also ratified two international conventions it signed onto in 2012.