Belize

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

Has signed, not yet ratified TPNW

Belize has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

Belize participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption. Belize signed the treaty on 6 February 2020.

Belize has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

In 2016, Belize was an additional co-sponsor 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”.

Belize 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.

Belize is a state party to the 1967 Treaty of Tlatelolco, which established Latin America and the Caribbean as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

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