Argentina

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Summary

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

 

National position

Argentina has consistently abstained from voting on an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that welcomes the adoption of the treaty and calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to it “at the earliest possible date”.

In a statement to the United Nations in October 2020, Argentina said that it is continuing its analysis of the treaty. In September 2019, it said that it shares “the spirit underlying the treaty” and is “analysing the impact of the treaty”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Argentina participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Argentina said that it “participates in this negotiation process convinced that it is an initiative that will lead to a new international standard”.

In its closing statement, it said that it supported the treaty’s adoption “because this treaty comes out clearly in favour of the prohibition of nuclear weapons”.

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

 

Before the negotiations

Argentina 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.

Maria Pia Devoto, an ICAN campaigner from Argentina, addresses a UN working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva in 2016. Photo: ICAN

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

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Summary

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

 

National position

Argentina has consistently abstained from voting on an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that welcomes the adoption of the treaty and calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to it “at the earliest possible date”.

In a statement to the United Nations in October 2020, Argentina said that it is continuing its analysis of the treaty. In September 2019, it said that it shares “the spirit underlying the treaty” and is “analysing the impact of the treaty”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Argentina participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Argentina said that it “participates in this negotiation process convinced that it is an initiative that will lead to a new international standard”.

In its closing statement, it said that it supported the treaty’s adoption “because this treaty comes out clearly in favour of the prohibition of nuclear weapons”.

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

 

Before the negotiations

Argentina 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.

Maria Pia Devoto, an ICAN campaigner from Argentina, addresses a UN working group on nuclear disarmament in Geneva in 2016. Photo: ICAN

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Argentine Physicians and Health Professionals for the Prevention of Nuclear War

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Asociación para Políticas Publicas (APP)

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