Chile

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

Signed: 20 September 2017

 

Summary

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

 

Signature

Michelle Bachelet, the then-president of Chile, signed the treaty when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.

The minister of foreign affairs of Chile, Andrés Allamand, announced in February 2021 that a draft law to approve the ratification of the treaty was sent to the Chilean congress in the previous month.

He described the treaty’s entry into force on 22 January 2021 as one of the most important milestones on our path towards global and complete disarmament.

Michelle Bachelet, the then-president of Chile, signs the treaty in New York on 20 September 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Chile has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring and 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”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Chile 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 its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Chile said that the treaty-making process had come about as a result of the determined efforts of civil society and “a coalition of peace-loving states that do not want to remain indifferent to the humanitarian consequences of a possible use of nuclear weapons”.

In its closing statement, it recalled that the very first resolution of the UN General Assembly, adopted in January 1946, had sought the total elimination of nuclear weapons, and added: “We have today lived an historic moment.”

In 2016, Chile 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

Chile 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 signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

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Signed: 20 September 2017

 

Summary

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

 

Signature

Michelle Bachelet, the then-president of Chile, signed the treaty when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.

The minister of foreign affairs of Chile, Andrés Allamand, announced in February 2021 that a draft law to approve the ratification of the treaty was sent to the Chilean congress in the previous month.

He described the treaty’s entry into force on 22 January 2021 as one of the most important milestones on our path towards global and complete disarmament.

Michelle Bachelet, the then-president of Chile, signs the treaty in New York on 20 September 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Chile has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring and 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”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Chile 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 its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Chile said that the treaty-making process had come about as a result of the determined efforts of civil society and “a coalition of peace-loving states that do not want to remain indifferent to the humanitarian consequences of a possible use of nuclear weapons”.

In its closing statement, it recalled that the very first resolution of the UN General Assembly, adopted in January 1946, had sought the total elimination of nuclear weapons, and added: “We have today lived an historic moment.”

In 2016, Chile 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

Chile 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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Parliamentary Pledge

These are the elected officials that have taken the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge to support and promote the TPNW:

→Tomás Hirsch MP
→Alejandra Sepúlveda MP
→Félix González MP
→Florcita Alarcón MP
→Gael Yeomans MP
→Guillermo Teillier MP
→Gonzalo Winter MP
→Jorge Elias Brito MP
→Camila Rojas MP
→Amaro Labra Sepúlveda MP
→Alejandro Bernales MP
→Alexis Sepúlveda MP
→Carlos Abel Jarpa MP
→Juan Ignacio Latorre MP
→Maite Orsini MP
→Marisela Santibáñez MP
→Marcela Hernando MP
→Miguel Crispi MP
→Pablo Vidal MP
→Pamela Jiles MP
→Pepe Auth MP
→Tucapel Jiménez MP
→Renato Garin MP
→Vlado Mirosevic MP

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Parliamentary Pledge

These are the elected officials that have taken the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge to support and promote the TPNW:

→Tomás Hirsch MP
→Alejandra Sepúlveda MP
→Félix González MP
→Florcita Alarcón MP
→Gael Yeomans MP
→Guillermo Teillier MP
→Gonzalo Winter MP
→Jorge Elias Brito MP
→Camila Rojas MP
→Amaro Labra Sepúlveda MP
→Alejandro Bernales MP
→Alexis Sepúlveda MP
→Carlos Abel Jarpa MP
→Juan Ignacio Latorre MP
→Maite Orsini MP
→Marisela Santibáñez MP
→Marcela Hernando MP
→Miguel Crispi MP
→Pablo Vidal MP
→Pamela Jiles MP
→Pepe Auth MP
→Tucapel Jiménez MP
→Renato Garin MP
→Vlado Mirosevic MP

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