Burkina Faso

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Summary

Burkina Faso has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

 

National position

Burkina Faso has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by consistently voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

In a statement to the United Nations in 2018, it said that the adoption of the TPNW makes it possible “to complete the legal architecture for disarmament”. In 2019, it welcomed the growing number of states that have signed and ratified the treaty, and noted that it complements the Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968.

In September 2021, it hailed the TPNW’s entry into force as “a great victory for all the peoples of the world and a very significant event in the history of humanity”.

Campaigners hold a meeting in the capital, Ouagadougou, in April 2021 to promote Burkina Faso’s adherence to the TPNW. Photo: WILPF Burkina Faso

 

TPNW negotiations

Burkina Faso it participated in the negotiation of the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In 2016, Burkina Faso 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

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 TPNW negotiations.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

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Summary

Burkina Faso has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

 

National position

Burkina Faso has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by consistently voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

In a statement to the United Nations in 2018, it said that the adoption of the TPNW makes it possible “to complete the legal architecture for disarmament”. In 2019, it welcomed the growing number of states that have signed and ratified the treaty, and noted that it complements the Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968.

In September 2021, it hailed the TPNW’s entry into force as “a great victory for all the peoples of the world and a very significant event in the history of humanity”.

Campaigners hold a meeting in the capital, Ouagadougou, in April 2021 to promote Burkina Faso’s adherence to the TPNW. Photo: WILPF Burkina Faso

 

TPNW negotiations

Burkina Faso it participated in the negotiation of the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In 2016, Burkina Faso 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

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 TPNW negotiations.

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