Full voting result on UN resolution L.41

October 27, 2016

UPDATE: On 23 December 2016, the UN General Assembly approved the resolution. See voting result here.

On 27 October 2016, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted resolution L.41 to convene negotiations in 2017 on a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. The voting result was 123 nations in favour and 38 against, with 16 abstentions.

UN MEMBER STATE YES NO ABSTAIN EXPLANATION
Afghanistan - - - -
Albania - No - Explanation
Algeria Yes - - -
Andorra - No - -
Angola* Yes - - -
Antigua & Barbuda
Yes - - -
Argentina Yes - - Explanation
Armenia - - Abstain -
Australia - No - Explanation
Austria* Yes - - -
Azerbaijan Yes - - -
Bahamas* Yes - - -
Bahrain Yes - - -
Bangladesh Yes - - -
Barbados Yes - - -
Belarus - - Abstain -
Belgium - No - Explanation
Belize* Yes - - -
Benin - - - -
Bhutan Yes - - -
Bolivia Yes - - -
Bosnia & Herzegovina
- No - -
Botswana Yes - - -
Brazil* Yes - - -
Brunei Darussalam
Yes - - -
Bulgaria - No - Explanation
Burkina Faso
Yes - - -
Burundi* Yes - - -
Cabo Verde*
Yes - - -
Cambodia Yes - - -
Cameroon Yes - - -
Canada - No - Explanation
Central African Republic
Yes - - -
Chad Yes - - -
Chile* Yes - - -
China - - Abstain -
Colombia Yes - - -
Comoros Yes - - -
Congo
Yes - - -
Costa Rica*
Yes - - -
Cote d’Ivoire
Yes - - -
Croatia - No - -
Cuba Yes - - -
Cyprus Yes - - -
Czech Republic
- No - Explanation
DPRK (North Korea)
Yes - - -
DRC (Congo)*
Yes - - -
Denmark - No - Explanation
Djibouti - - - -
Dominica Yes - - -
Dominican Republic* Yes - - -
Ecuador* Yes - - -
Egypt* Yes - - -
El Salvador* Yes - - -
Equatorial Guinea Yes - - -
Eritrea Yes - - -
Estonia - No - Explanation
Ethiopia Yes - - -
Fiji* Yes - - -
Finland - - Abstain Explanation
France - No - Explanation
Gabon Yes - - -
Gambia Yes - - -
Georgia - - - -
Germany - No - Explanation
Ghana Yes - - -
Greece - No - Explanation
Grenada* Yes - - -
Guatemala* Yes - - -
Guinea Yes - - -
Guinea-Bissau* Yes - - -
Guyana - - Abstain -
Haiti - - - -
Honduras* - - - -
Hungary - No - Explanation
Iceland - No - Explanation
India - - Abstain Explanation
Indonesia* Yes - - -
Iran Yes - - Explanation
Iraq Yes - - -
Ireland* Yes - - -
Israel - No - -
Italy - No - Explanation
Jamaica* Yes - - -
Japan - No - Explanation
Jordan Yes - - -
Kazakhstan Yes - - -
Kenya* Yes - - -
Kiribati Yes - - -
Kuwait Yes - - -
Kyrgyzstan - - Abstain -
Lao PDR
Yes - - -
Latvia - No - Explanation
Lebanon Yes - - -
Lesotho Yes - - -
Liberia* - - - -
Libya* Yes - - -
Liechtenstein* Yes - - -
Lithuania - No - Explanation
Luxembourg - No - Explanation
Madagascar Yes - - -
Malawi* Yes - - -
Malaysia* Yes - - -
Maldives Yes - - -
Mali - - Abstain -
Malta* Yes - - -
Marshall Islands* Yes - - -
Mauritania* Yes - - -
Mauritius Yes - - -
Mexico* Yes - - -
Micronesia (FSM) - No - -
Monaco - No - -
Mongolia - - - -
Montenegro - No - Explanation
Morocco - - Abstain Explanation
Mozambique Yes - - -
Myanmar Yes - - -
Namibia* Yes - - -
Nauru* Yes - - -
Nepal Yes - - -
Netherlands - - Abstain Explanation
New Zealand*
Yes - - -
Nicaragua - - Abstain -
Niger Yes - - -
Nigeria* Yes - - -
Norway - No - Explanation
Oman Yes - - -
Pakistan - - Abstain Explanation
Palau* Yes - - -
Panama* Yes - - -
Papua New Guinea* Yes - - -
Paraguay* Yes - - -
Peru* Yes - - -
Philippines* Yes - - -
Poland - No - Explanation
Portugal - No - Explanation
Qatar Yes - - -
Republic of Korea - No - Explanation
Republic of Moldova - - - -
Romania - No - Explanation
Russia - No - Explanation
Rwanda Yes - - -
St Kitts & Nevis Yes - - -
St Lucia* Yes - - -
St Vincent & Grenadines* Yes - - -
Samoa* Yes - - -
San Marino* Yes - - -
Sao Tome & Principe - - - -
Saudi Arabia Yes - - -
Senegal - - - -
Serbia - No - -
Seychelles - - - -
Sierra Leone* Yes - - -
Singapore Yes - - -
Slovakia - No - Explanation
Slovenia - No - Explanation
Solomon Islands Yes - - -
Somalia Yes - - -
South Africa* Yes - - -
South Sudan - - - -
Spain - No - Explanation
Sri Lanka* Yes - - -
Sudan - - Abstain -
Suriname Yes - - -
Swaziland* Yes - - -
Sweden Yes - - Explanation
Switzerland - - Abstain Explanation
Syria - - - -
Tajikistan - - - -
Thailand* Yes - - -
TFYR Macedonia Yes - - -
Timor-Leste Yes - - -
Togo Yes - - -
Tonga Yes - - -
Trinidad & Tobago* Yes - - -
Tunisia Yes - - -
Turkey - No - Explanation
Turkmenistan Yes - - -
Tuvalu* Yes - - -
Uganda Yes - - -
Ukraine - - - -
United Arab Emirates Yes - - -
United Kingdom - No - -
UR Tanzania Yes - - -
United States - No - Explanation
Uruguay* Yes - - -
Uzbekistan - - Abstain -
Vanuatu - - Abstain -
Venezuela* Yes - - -
Viet Nam* Yes - - -
Yemen Yes - - -
Zambia* Yes - - -
Zimbabwe Yes - - -
TOTAL 123 38 16 -

* Co-sponsor of the resolution



  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate