Guinea

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Participated in TPNW negotiations

Has not yet joined TPNW

Guinea has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Guinea participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 but was absent for the vote on its adoption.

Guinea voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution in 2018 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 2016, Guinea voted in the first committee of the UN General Assembly in favour of a draft resolution that ultimately 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”.

Guinea 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.

Guinea is a state party to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.


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