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Burkina Faso has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. However, it participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.
Burkina Faso voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.
In 2016, Burkina Faso 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”.
Burkina Faso 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.
Burkina Faso is a state party to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.
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