Nuclear-weapon-free state

Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

Has not yet joined TPNW

Afghanistan has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Afghanistan participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

In 2016, Afghanistan voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

Afghanistan was among 127 states that endorsed a “humanitarian pledge” in 2015–16 to cooperate “in efforts to stigmatise, prohibit, and eliminate nuclear weapons”. The pledge was instrumental in building momentum and support for convening the negotiations.

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There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in Afghanistan committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal and Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW