Côte d’Ivoire

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

Signed: 20 September 2017

 

Summary

Côte d’Ivoire has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

Signature

Marcel Amon-Tanoh, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signed the treaty when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.

In a statement to the United Nations in October 2020, Côte d’Ivoire announced that it is working to consolidate its commitment to the treaty “through the completion of the ratification procedure”. The council of ministers adopted a draft law in December 2020 authorising the president to ratify the treaty.

Marcel Amon-Tanoh, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signs the treaty in New York on 20 September 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Côte d’Ivoire 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

Côte d’Ivoire 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, Côte d’Ivoire 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

Côte d’Ivoire 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

Côte d’Ivoire has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

Signature

Marcel Amon-Tanoh, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signed the treaty when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.

In a statement to the United Nations in October 2020, Côte d’Ivoire announced that it is working to consolidate its commitment to the treaty “through the completion of the ratification procedure”. The council of ministers adopted a draft law in December 2020 authorising the president to ratify the treaty.

Marcel Amon-Tanoh, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signs the treaty in New York on 20 September 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Côte d’Ivoire 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

Côte d’Ivoire 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, Côte d’Ivoire 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

Côte d’Ivoire 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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