Grenada

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has joined the TPNW

SIGNED

26 September 2019

RATIFIED

20 June 2022

IN FORCE

 

 

Status

Grenada has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and is legally bound by it from 18 September 2022.

 

Signature and ratification

Peter David, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Grenada, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony in New York on 26 September 2019.

Grenada deposited its instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 20 June 2022, one day before the first meeting of states parties to the treaty, becoming the equal 63rd state party.

Peter David, the then-minister for foreign affairs of Grenada, signs the TPNW in 2019. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Grenada has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by 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

Grenada 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, Grenada co-sponsored 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

Grenada 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

26 September 2019

RATIFIED

20 June 2022

IN FORCE

 

 

Status

Grenada has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and is legally bound by it from 18 September 2022.

 

Signature and ratification

Peter David, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Grenada, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony in New York on 26 September 2019.

Grenada deposited its instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 20 June 2022, one day before the first meeting of states parties to the treaty, becoming the equal 63rd state party.

Peter David, the then-minister for foreign affairs of Grenada, signs the TPNW in 2019. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Grenada has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by 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

Grenada 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, Grenada co-sponsored 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

Grenada 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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