Djibouti

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

SIGNED

9 January 2023

RATIFIED

 

IN FORCE

 

 

Status

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

 

Signature

Mohamed Siad Doualeh, the permanent representative of Djibouti to the United Nations, signed the TPNW in New York on 9 January 2023.

In October 2023, Djibouti announced that its ratification process for the treaty was under way.

Djibouti has described its decision to join the TPNW as part of its “commitment to peace and disarmament”, and has called on all states that have not yet adhered to the treaty to do so.

Djibouti regards the TPNW as complementary to the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty and 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Mohamed Siad Doualeh, Djibouti’s ambassador to the UN, signs the TPNW in 2023. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Djibouti has generally voted in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the TPNW “at the earliest possible date”. (In 2021, it abstained from voting on the resolution, possibly in error.)

Djibouti has also utilised the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review process to encourage other states to join the TPNW.

 

TPNW negotiations

Djibouti 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.

 

Before the negotiations

In 2016, Djibouti 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”.

Djibouti was also 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.

 

Further information

Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

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SIGNED

9 January 2023

RATIFIED

 

IN FORCE

 

 

Status

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

 

Signature

Mohamed Siad Doualeh, the permanent representative of Djibouti to the United Nations, signed the TPNW in New York on 9 January 2023.

In October 2023, Djibouti announced that its ratification process for the treaty was under way.

Djibouti has described its decision to join the TPNW as part of its “commitment to peace and disarmament”, and has called on all states that have not yet adhered to the treaty to do so.

Djibouti regards the TPNW as complementary to the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty and 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Mohamed Siad Doualeh, Djibouti’s ambassador to the UN, signs the TPNW in 2023. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Djibouti has generally voted in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the TPNW “at the earliest possible date”. (In 2021, it abstained from voting on the resolution, possibly in error.)

Djibouti has also utilised the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review process to encourage other states to join the TPNW.

 

TPNW negotiations

Djibouti 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.

 

Before the negotiations

In 2016, Djibouti 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”.

Djibouti was also 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.

 

Further information

Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor

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