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Positions on the treaty

On 7 July 2017, an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations voted to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – a landmark international agreement that outlaws the ultimate weapons of mass destruction and establishes a pathway to their elimination. This page summarizes government positions on the treaty.

+ Which nations were involved in negotiating the treaty?

According to official records, 135 nations participated in the negotiations:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, DRC (Congo), Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

In addition, several nations participated informally. Their officials were not accredited, but they did attend parts of the negotiations. According to ICAN’s records, these nations included:

Central African Republic, Comoros, Dominica, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mali, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.

+ Which nations voted in favour of adopting it?

The following 122 nations – comprising almost two-thirds of the total UN membership – voted in favour of adoption of the treaty on 7 July 2017 (only the Netherlands voted against the adoption and only Singapore abstained from voting):

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, DRC (Congo), Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

 

Afghanistan Afghanistan participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Albania Albania did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. Albania claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Algeria Algeria signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was the site of French nuclear testing in the 1960s.
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Andorra Andorra participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
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Angola Angola participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Antigua & Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Argentina Argentina participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Armenia Armenia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Australia Australia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. Earlier that year, it had attempted to derail a special UN working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva, which adopted a report recommending the negotiation of the treaty. Australia claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security. It was the site of British nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Austria Austria signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. 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.
Signatory
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Bahamas The Bahamas participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Bahrain Bahrain participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Bangladesh Bangladesh signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Barbados Barbados participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Belarus Belarus did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Belgium Belgium, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Belize Belize participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Benin Benin participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Bhutan Bhutan participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Bolivia Bolivia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Botswana Botswana participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Brazil Brazil signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Brunei Brunei participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Bulgaria Bulgaria did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Burundi Burundi participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Cabo Verde Cabo Verde signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Cambodia Cambodia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Cameroon Cameroon participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Canada Canada did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Central African Republic The Central African Republic signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Chad Chad participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Chile Chile signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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China China, which possesses approximately 260 nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. 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.
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Colombia Colombia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Comoros The Comoros signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Congo Congo signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Costa Rica Costa Rica signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. Its disarmament ambassador, Elayne Whyte Gómez, presided over the negotiations for the treaty. Costa Rica was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
Signatory
Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’Ivoire signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Croatia Croatia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Cuba Cuba signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Cyprus Cyprus participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Czech Republic The Czech Republic did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Denmark Denmark did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security. However, in the past it had called for intensified efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
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Djibouti Djibouti participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Dominica Dominica attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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DRC (Congo) The Democratic Republic of the Congo signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Ecuador Ecuador signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Egypt Egypt participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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El Salvador El Salvador signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Eritrea Eritrea participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Estonia Estonia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Ethiopia Ethiopia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Fiji Fiji signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Finland Finland did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It regularly aligns itself with nations that claim that US nuclear weapons are essential for their security.
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France France, which possesses approximately 300 nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It has said that it intends never to join the treaty. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Gabon Gabon attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Gambia The Gambia signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Georgia Georgia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, nor did it participate in the vote on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Germany Germany, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Ghana Ghana signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Greece Greece did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Grenada Grenada participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Guatemala Guatemala signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Guinea Guinea participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
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Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Guyana Guyana signed and ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 21 September 2017.
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Haiti Haiti participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Holy See The Holy See signed and ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 21 September 2017.
State party
Honduras Honduras signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
Signatory
Hungary Hungary did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Iceland Iceland did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security. However, in the past it had called for intensified efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
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India India, which possesses approximately 110 to 120 nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. Although it regularly declares its support for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons, its true commitment to nuclear disarmament remains in serious doubt.
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Indonesia Indonesia signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
Signatory
Iran Iran participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Iraq Iraq participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Ireland Ireland signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
Signatory
Israel Israel, which possesses approximately 80 nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Italy Italy, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Jamaica Jamaica participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Japan Japan, which is the only nation ever to be attacked with nuclear weapons, did not formally participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It attended the first day of negotiations, but only to declare that it would be unable to negotiate constructively and in good faith. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Jordan Jordan participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. From the 1940s to 1980s, it was the site of Soviet nuclear testing.
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Kenya Kenya participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Kiribati Kiribati signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was the site of British nuclear testing in the 1950s and US nuclear testing in the 1960s.
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Kuwait Kuwait participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
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Laos Laos signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 21 September 2017.
Signatory
Latvia Latvia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Lebanon Lebanon participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Lesotho Lesotho participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Liberia Liberia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Libya Libya signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Liechtenstein Liechtenstein signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
Signatory
Lithuania Lithuania did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Luxembourg Luxembourg did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Macedonia Macedonia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It has pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences.
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Madagascar Madagascar signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Malawi Malawi signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
Signatory
Malaysia Malaysia signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
Signatory
Maldives The Maldives attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Mali Mali attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
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Malta Malta participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Marshall Islands The Marshall Islands participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. The Marshall Islands was the site of US nuclear testing in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Mauritania Mauritania participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Mauritius Mauritius participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Mexico Mexico signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. In 2014 it hosted the second intergovernmental conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, at which the chair concluded that a diplomatic process must be launched for the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
Signatory
Micronesia The Federated States of Micronesia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It was the only Pacific island state to do so, citing its military relationship with the United States as the reason.
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Moldova The Republic of Moldova participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. -
Monaco Monaco participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Mongolia Mongolia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Montenegro Montenegro did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Morocco Morocco participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Mozambique Mozambique participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Myanmar Myanmar participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Namibia Namibia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Nauru Nauru participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Nepal Nepal signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Netherlands The Netherlands, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons but voted against its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was the only nation to do so. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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New Zealand New Zealand signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Nicaragua Nicaragua signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 22 September 2017.
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Niger Niger attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. In 2015, it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
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Nigeria Nigeria signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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North Korea North Korea, which is in the process of developing nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In 2003 it announced its withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has since carried out multiple nuclear test explosions.
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Norway Norway did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security. However, in the past it had called for intensified efforts to outlaw nuclear weapons. In 2013, it hosted the first intergovernmental conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.
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Oman Oman participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Pakistan Pakistan, which possesses approximately 120 to 130 nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. Although it regularly declares its support for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons, its true commitment to nuclear disarmament remains in serious doubt.
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Palau Palau signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Palestine Palestine signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Panama Panama signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Paraguay Paraguay signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Peru Peru signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Philippines The Philippines signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Poland Poland did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Portugal Portugal did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Qatar Qatar participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Romania Romania did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Russia Russia, which possesses approximately 7,000 nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Rwanda Rwanda did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. However, it voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Saint Kitts & Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Saint Lucia Saint Lucia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Samoa Samoa signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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San Marino San Marino signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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São Tomé & Principe São Tomé and Principe signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Senegal Senegal participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Serbia Serbia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. However, in 2015 it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
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Seychelles The Seychelles participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Sierra Leone Sierra Leone participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Singapore Singapore participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons but abstained from the voting on its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Slovakia Slovakia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Slovenia Slovenia did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Solomon Islands The Solomon Islands participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Somalia Somalia attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. In 2015, it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
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South Africa South Africa signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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South Korea South Korea did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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South Sudan South Sudan attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It also did not participate in the vote on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Spain Spain did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Sudan Sudan participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Suriname Suriname participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Swaziland Swaziland participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Sweden Sweden participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Switzerland Switzerland participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Syria Syria participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It did not participate in the vote on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Tajikistan Tajikistan attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. In 2015, it pledged to cooperate in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.
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Tanzania Tanzania participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Thailand Thailand signed and ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Timor-Leste Timor-Leste participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Togo Togo signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Tonga Tonga participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad and Tobago participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Tunisia Tunisia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Turkey Turkey, which hosts US nuclear weapons on its territory, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It claims that US nuclear weapons are essential for its security.
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Turkmenistan Turkmenistan did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. However, it voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Tuvalu Tuvalu signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Uganda Uganda participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Ukraine Ukraine did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, nor did it participate in the vote on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. On the opening day of negotiations, it joined an anti-ban protest outside the UN General Assembly hall.
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United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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United Kingdom The United Kingdom, which possesses approximately 215 nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It has said that it intends never to join the treaty. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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United States The United States, which possesses approximately 6,800 nuclear weapons, did not participate in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It has said that it intends never to join the treaty. It voted against the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty. It has failed to fulfil its legally binding disarmament obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Uruguay Uruguay signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Uzbekistan Uzbekistan attended parts of the UN conference to negotiate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, although it did not formally participate. It abstained from voting on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Vanuatu Vanuatu signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017.
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Venezuela Venezuela signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Vietnam Vietnam signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 22 September 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Yemen Yemen participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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Zambia Zambia participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but was absent for the vote on its adoption on 7 July 2017. It was among the co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 that established the mandate for nations to negotiate the treaty.
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Zimbabwe Zimbabwe participated in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and voted in favour of its adoption on 7 July 2017.
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