Côte d’Ivoire

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has joined the TPNW

SIGNED

20 September 2017

RATIFIED

23 March 2022

IN FORCE

21 June 2022

 

Status

Côte d’Ivoire has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and has been legally bound by it since 21 June 2022, the opening day of the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW in Vienna.

 

Signature and ratification

Marcel Amon-Tanoh, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony in New York when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.

In a statement to the United Nations in 2020, Côte d’Ivoire announced that it was 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, and the national assembly gave its approval on 14 September 2021, with the senate consenting on 20 December 2021.

Côte d’Ivoire deposited its instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 23 March 2022, becoming the 60th state to ratify or accede to the TPNW.

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

 

Implementation

Per Article 12, 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”.

 

Meetings of states parties

Côte d’Ivoire participated in the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW, held in Vienna in June 2022. It described the entry into force of the treaty in 2021 as a “source of hope for our populations and states that aspire to a world without nuclear weapons”.

 

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 joined the TPNW

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SIGNED

20 September 2017

RATIFIED

23 March 2022

IN FORCE

21 June 2022

 

Status

Côte d’Ivoire has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and has been legally bound by it since 21 June 2022, the opening day of the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW in Vienna.

 

Signature and ratification

Marcel Amon-Tanoh, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony in New York when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.

In a statement to the United Nations in 2020, Côte d’Ivoire announced that it was 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, and the national assembly gave its approval on 14 September 2021, with the senate consenting on 20 December 2021.

Côte d’Ivoire deposited its instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 23 March 2022, becoming the 60th state to ratify or accede to the TPNW.

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

 

Implementation

Per Article 12, 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”.

 

Meetings of states parties

Côte d’Ivoire participated in the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW, held in Vienna in June 2022. It described the entry into force of the treaty in 2021 as a “source of hope for our populations and states that aspire to a world without nuclear weapons”.

 

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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