Djibouti

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Status

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

 

National position

In a statement to the United Nations in October 2022, Djibouti announced that it would adhere to the TPNW as part of its “commitment to peace and disarmament”. It also encouraged other states that have not yet signed it to do so.

Djibouti has typically 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”. However, in 2021 it abstained from voting on the resolution.

 

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.

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”.

 

Before the negotiations

Djibouti 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 not yet joined the TPNW

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Status

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

 

National position

In a statement to the United Nations in October 2022, Djibouti announced that it would adhere to the TPNW as part of its “commitment to peace and disarmament”. It also encouraged other states that have not yet signed it to do so.

Djibouti has typically 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”. However, in 2021 it abstained from voting on the resolution.

 

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.

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”.

 

Before the negotiations

Djibouti 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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