Cameroon

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Status

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

 

National position

Cameroon voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution in 2018 that welcomed the adoption of the TPNW 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”. It did not participate in votes on the same resolution in 2019, 2020, or 2021.

A press conference is held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in April 2021 to encourage the government to sign and ratify the TPNW. Photo: WILPF Cameroon

A meeting with various stakeholders was convened in January 2022 to discuss the TPNW. Photo: WILPF Cameroon

A further workshop is held in May 2022.

 

TPNW negotiations

Cameroon participated in the negotiation of the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in 2017 but was absent for the vote on its adoption.

In 2016, Cameroon voted in the first committee of the UN General Assembly in favour of a draft resolution that ultimately 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

Prior to the adoption of the TPNW in 2017, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction not subject to a comprehensive, globally applicable treaty-based prohibition. Cameroon supported calls in the UN General Assembly to fill this “legal gap”.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

[HIGHLIGHTS]

Status

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

 

National position

Cameroon voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution in 2018 that welcomed the adoption of the TPNW 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”. It did not participate in votes on the same resolution in 2019, 2020, or 2021.

A press conference is held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in April 2021 to encourage the government to sign and ratify the TPNW. Photo: WILPF Cameroon

A meeting with various stakeholders was convened in January 2022 to discuss the TPNW. Photo: WILPF Cameroon

A further workshop is held in May 2022.

 

TPNW negotiations

Cameroon participated in the negotiation of the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in 2017 but was absent for the vote on its adoption.

In 2016, Cameroon voted in the first committee of the UN General Assembly in favour of a draft resolution that ultimately 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

Prior to the adoption of the TPNW in 2017, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction not subject to a comprehensive, globally applicable treaty-based prohibition. Cameroon supported calls in the UN General Assembly to fill this “legal gap”.

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Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP)

Association Internationale pour la paix et le Développement en Afrique

Cameroon For a World Beyond War

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  • Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP)
  • Association Internationale pour la paix et le Développement en Afrique
  • Cameroon For a World Beyond War

    website