Burundi

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Summary

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

 

National position

Burundi has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, 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”.

Campaigners and government officials participate in a conference in Burundi in January 2021 to celebrate the treaty’s entry into force. Photo: CPD

 

Treaty negotiations

Burundi 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 2016, Burundi co-sponsored 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

Burundi 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.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

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Summary

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

 

National position

Burundi has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, 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”.

Campaigners and government officials participate in a conference in Burundi in January 2021 to celebrate the treaty’s entry into force. Photo: CPD

 

Treaty negotiations

Burundi 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 2016, Burundi co-sponsored 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

Burundi 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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CEDAC

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Alliance for the Observatory of Action on Armed Violence in Burundi

Colonie des Pionniers de Développement (CPD)

Terre des Jeunes du Burundi – Transnational

Women's Right to Education Programme

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  • CEDAC

    website

  • Alliance for the Observatory of Action on Armed Violence in Burundi
  • Colonie des Pionniers de Développement (CPD)
  • Terre des Jeunes du Burundi – Transnational
  • Women's Right to Education Programme