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Ethiopia has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Ethiopia participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.
In a statement to the United Nations in October 2019, it hailed the adoption of the treaty as “an important milestone towards achieving the goal of a world without nuclear weapons”.
Ethiopia voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.
In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Ethiopia said that “concrete actions to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons” are “critically urgent” and expressed dismay “that these deadly and destructive weapons are being further modernised and upgraded”.
In 2016, Ethiopia voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.
Ethiopia 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.
Ethiopia is a state party to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.
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