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Positions on the ban negotiations

In December 2016, the UN General Assembly voted on a historic resolution to launch negotiations for a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. These negotiations are taking place in New York in March, June and July 2017. This page summarizes government positions on this important UN disarmament initiative.

Countries are listed as:

  • Supportive
  • Unclear
  • Not supportive

Countries listed as supportive either voted in favour of the UN resolution or have otherwise demonstrated a firm commitment to negotiating a ban on nuclear weapons. If a country voted in favour of the resolution but has shown a lack of genuine support for disarmament, we have not listed that country as supportive.

Countries listed as unclear either abstained from voting on the UN resolution or have otherwise not yet shown full support for a ban on nuclear weapons. These countries have neither spoken against the prohibition of nuclear weapons nor actively undermined the goal of disarmament.

Countries listed as not supportive either voted against the UN resolution or have otherwise shown a serious lack of commitment to nuclear disarmament. This group includes all nations that possess nuclear weapons and are modernizing them, as well as most of their allies that claim protection from nuclear weapons.

* An asterisk indicates that the country is participating in the UN conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.

Afghanistan* Afghanistan voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Albania Albania voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Algeria* Algeria voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences. It was the site of French nuclear testing in the 1960s.
Supportive
Andorra* Andorra voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations, and in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Unclear
Angola* Angola co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Antigua & Barbuda* Antigua and Barbuda voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Argentina* Argentina voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Armenia* Armenia abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations.
Unclear
Australia Australia voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. In 2016 it attempted to derail a special UN working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva, which adopted a report recommending the start of negotiations on a prohibition treaty. Australia claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall. Australia was the site of British nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s.
Not supportive
Austria* Austria co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It is a member of the core group of nations leading this treaty-making process. In 2014 it hosted the third intergovernmental conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, at which it launched a pledge, subsequently endorsed by 127 nations, to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Azerbaijan* Azerbaijan voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Bahamas* The Bahamas co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Bahrain* Bahrain voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Bangladesh* Bangladesh voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Barbados* Barbados voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Belarus Belarus abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Unclear
Belgium Belgium, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances.
Not supportive
Belize Belize co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Benin* Benin did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Bhutan Bhutan voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Bolivia* Bolivia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Not supportive
Botswana* Botswana voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Brazil* Brazil co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It is a member of the core group of nations leading this treaty-making process, and has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Brunei* Brunei voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Bulgaria Bulgaria voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Burkina Faso* Burkina Faso voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Burundi* Burundi co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Cabo Verde* Cabo Verde co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Cambodia* Cambodia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Cameroon* Cameroon voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Canada Canada voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances.
Not supportive
Central African Republic The Central African Republic voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Chad* Chad voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Chile* Chile co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
China China, which possesses approximately 260 nuclear weapons, abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. Although it regularly declares its support for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons, its true commitment to nuclear disarmament remains in serious doubt. It has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Not supportive
Colombia* Colombia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Comoros* Comoros voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Congo* Congo voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Costa Rica* Costa Rica co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’Ivoire voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Croatia Croatia voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Cuba* Cuba voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Cyprus* Cyprus voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Czech Republic The Czech Republic voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Denmark Denmark voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall. However, in the past it has called for intensified efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Not supportive
Djibouti* Djibouti voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Dominica* Dominica voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Dominican Republic* The Dominican Republic co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
DRC (Congo)* The Democratic Republic of the Congo co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Ecuador* Ecuador co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Egypt* Egypt co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
El Salvador* El Salvador co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Equatorial Guinea* Equatorial Guinea voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Eritrea Eritrea voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Estonia Estonia voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Ethiopia* Ethiopia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Fiji Fiji co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Finland Finland abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It regularly aligns itself with nations that claim that US nuclear weapons are essential for their security.
Unclear
France France, which possesses approximately 300 nuclear weapons, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has declared its strong opposition to such a treaty, and has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty. On the opening day of negotiations, it held an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Gabon Gabon voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Gambia The Gambia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Georgia Georgia did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Unclear
Germany Germany, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances.
Not supportive
Ghana* Ghana voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Greece Greece voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Grenada* Grenada co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Guatemala* Guatemala co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Guinea* Guinea voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Guyana* Guyana voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Haiti* Haiti did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Holy See* The Holy see has expressed support for a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Honduras* Honduras co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Hungary Hungary voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Iceland Iceland voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security. However, in the past it has called for intensified efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Not supportive
India India, which possesses approximately 110 to 120 nuclear weapons, abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. Although it regularly declares its support for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons, its true commitment to nuclear disarmament remains in serious doubt.
Not supportive
Indonesia* Indonesia co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Iran* Iran voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Iraq* Iraq voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Ireland* Ireland co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It is a member of the core group of nations leading this treaty-making process, and has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Israel Israel, which possesses approximately 80 nuclear weapons, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Not supportive
Italy Italy, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances.
Not supportive
Jamaica* Jamaica co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Japan* Japan, which is the only nation ever to be attacked with nuclear weapons, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security. It attended the opening session of the negotiations in March, but only to declare that it would be unable to negotiate constructively and in good faith.
Not supportive
Jordan* Jordan voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Kazakhstan* Kazakhstan voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences. From the 1940s to 1980s, it was the site of Soviet nuclear testing.
Supportive
Kenya* Kenya co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Kiribati Kiribati voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences. It was the site of British nuclear testing in the 1950s and US nuclear testing in the 1960s.
Supportive
Kuwait* Kuwait voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Unclear
Laos* Laos voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Latvia Latvia voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Lebanon* Lebanon voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Lesotho* Lesotho voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Liberia* Liberia co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Libya* Libya co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Liechtenstein* Liechtenstein co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Lithuania Lithuania voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Luxembourg Luxembourg voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Macedonia* Macedonia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Madagascar Madagascar voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Malawi* Malawi co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Malaysia* Malaysia co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Maldives* The Maldives voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Mali Mali abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Unclear
Malta* Malta co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Marshall Islands* The Marshall Islands co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences. In 2014 it initiated proceedings in the International Court of Justice against the nine nuclear-armed nations, with the aim of compelling them to fulfil their legally binding disarmament obligations. The Marshall Islands was the site of US nuclear testing in the 1940s and 1950s.
Supportive
Mauritania* Mauritania co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Mauritius* Mauritius voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Mexico* Mexico co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It is a member of the core group of nations leading this treaty-making process, and it has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences. In 2014 it hosted the second intergovernmental conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, at which the Mexican chair concluded that a diplomatic process must be launched for the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Micronesia The Federated States of Micronesia voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It was the only Pacific island state to do so, citing its military relationship with the United States as the reason.
Not supportive
Moldova* The Republic of Moldova did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations.
Unclear
Monaco* Monaco voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations.
Unclear
Mongolia* Mongolia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Montenegro Montenegro voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Not supportive
Morocco* Morocco abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations.
Unclear
Mozambique* Mozambique voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Myanmar* Myanmar voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Namibia* Namibia co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Nauru Nauru co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Nepal* Nepal voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Netherlands* The Netherlands, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It was the only member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to do so. The rest voted against the resolution. It has expressed qualified support for a prohibition treaty. It is participating in the negotiations.
Unclear
New Zealand* New Zealand co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Nicaragua* Nicaragua abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It was the only Latin American nation to do so. However, it is participating in the negotiations, and in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Unclear
Niger* Niger voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Nigeria* Nigeria co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It is a member of the core group of nations leading this treaty-making process, and has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
North Korea North Korea, which is in the process of developing nuclear weapons, voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, its true commitment to disarmament remains in serious doubt. In 2003 it announced its withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has since carried out multiple nuclear test explosions.
Not supportive
Norway Norway voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security. However, in the past it has called for intensified efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences. In 2013, it hosted the first intergovernmental conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.
Not supportive
Oman* Oman voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Pakistan Pakistan, which possesses approximately 120 to 130 nuclear weapons, abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it has declared its strong opposition to such a treaty.
Not supportive
Palau Palau co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Palestine* Palau has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Panama* Panama co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Papua New Guinea* Papua New Guinea co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Paraguay* Paraguay co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Peru* Peru co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Philippines* The Philippines co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Poland Poland voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Portugal Portugal voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances.
Not supportive
Qatar* Qatar voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Romania Romania voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Russia Russia, which possesses approximately 7,000 nuclear weapons, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has declared its strong opposition to such a treaty, and has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Not supportive
Rwanda Rwanda voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines* Saint Vincent and the Grenadines co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Samoa Samoa co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
San Marino* San Marino co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
São Tomé & Principe São Tomé and Principe did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Saudi Arabia* Saudi Arabia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Senegal* Senegal voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Serbia Serbia voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Unclear
Seychelles The Seychelles did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Sierra Leone* Sierra Leone co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Singapore* Singapore voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Slovakia Slovakia voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances.
Not supportive
Slovenia Slovenia voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Solomon Islands* The Solomon Islands voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Somalia* Somalia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
South Africa* South Africa co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It is a member of the core group of nations leading this treaty-making process, and has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
South Korea South Korea voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
South Sudan* South Sudan did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations.
Supportive
Spain Spain voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances.
Not supportive
Sri Lanka* Sri Lanka co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Sudan* Sudan abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations, and in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
Unclear
Suriname Suriname voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Swaziland* Swaziland co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Sweden* Sweden voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Switzerland* Switzerland abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has expressed qualified support for a prohibition treaty. It is participating in the negotiations.
Unclear
Syria* Syria did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations.
Unclear
Tajikistan* Tajikistan voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Tanzania* Tanzania voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Thailand* Thailand co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Timor-Leste* Timor-Leste voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Togo* Togo voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Tonga* Tonga voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Trinidad & Tobago* Trinidad and Tobago co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Tunisia* Tunisia voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Turkey Turkey, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security, and has refused to declare that nuclear weapons should never be used again, under any circumstances. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.
Supportive
Tuvalu Tuvalu co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Uganda* Uganda voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Ukraine Ukraine did not participate in the vote on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
United Arab Emirates* The United Arab Emirates voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
United Kingdom The United Kingdom, which possesses approximately 215 nuclear weapons, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has declared its strong opposition to such a treaty, and has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty. On the opening day of negotiations, it held an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
United States The United States, which possesses approximately 6,800 nuclear weapons, voted against the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has declared its strong opposition to such a treaty, and has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty. On the opening day of negotiations, it held an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
Not supportive
Uruguay* Uruguay co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Uzbekistan* Uzbekistan abstained from voting on the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. However, it is participating in the negotiations.
Unclear
Vanuatu* Vanuatu voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Venezuela* Venezuela co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Viet Nam* Viet Nam co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Yemen* Yemen voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Zambia* Zambia co-sponsored the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive
Zimbabwe* Zimbabwe voted in favour of the UN resolution to begin negotiations in 2017 on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
Supportive

* Participating in the UN negotiating conference.


  • sheen

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

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

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    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

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    Yoko Ono Artist

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    “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

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    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

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    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

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    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate