Haiti

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Status

Haiti 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 2021, Haiti welcomed the entry in force of the TPNW and said that the government “has taken due note and has committed to complete its membership of the TPNW” promptly.

Haiti has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution in 2021 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

 

TPNW negotiations

Haiti 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, Haiti was absent for the vote on 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

Haiti 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

Haiti 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 2021, Haiti welcomed the entry in force of the TPNW and said that the government “has taken due note and has committed to complete its membership of the TPNW” promptly.

Haiti has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution in 2021 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

 

TPNW negotiations

Haiti 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, Haiti was absent for the vote on 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

Haiti 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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