Côte d’Ivoire

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

Signed: 20 September 2017

 

Status

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

 

Signature

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

In a statement to the United Nations in 2020, Côte d’Ivoire announced that it is working to consolidate its commitment to the TPNW “through the completion of the ratification procedure”.

The council of ministers adopted a draft law in December 2020 authorising the president to ratify the TPNW. The national assembly approved the ratification on 14 September 2021 and the senate approved it on 20 December 2021.

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

 

Universalisation

Côte d’Ivoire has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, 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”.

 

TPNW negotiations

Côte d’Ivoire 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, 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 TPNW negotiations.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

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Signed: 20 September 2017

 

Status

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

 

Signature

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

In a statement to the United Nations in 2020, Côte d’Ivoire announced that it is working to consolidate its commitment to the TPNW “through the completion of the ratification procedure”.

The council of ministers adopted a draft law in December 2020 authorising the president to ratify the TPNW. The national assembly approved the ratification on 14 September 2021 and the senate approved it on 20 December 2021.

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

 

Universalisation

Côte d’Ivoire has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, 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”.

 

TPNW negotiations

Côte d’Ivoire 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, 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 TPNW negotiations.

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