Support for a ban
Three in four governments support the idea of a treaty to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on nations to negotiate such an agreement as a way of fulfilling their existing obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The Red Cross believes that a ban on nuclear weapons is an urgent humanitarian necessity, and opinion polls throughout the world show overwhelming public support.
|Nations supporting a ban
|Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé & Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Nations sitting on the fence
|Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Moldova, Montenegro, Nauru, Romania, South Korea, Uzbekistan|
|Nations opposed to a ban
|Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States|
The abolition of nuclear weapons is the democratic wish of people everywhere. An average of 78 per cent of people polled in 26 nations support a treaty to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons. This includes a majority of people in all nuclear-armed nations except Pakistan.