Kyrgyzstan

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Summary

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

 

National position

Kyrgyzstan has consistently abstained from voting on an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that welcomes the adoption of the treaty and calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to it “at the earliest possible date”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Kyrgyzstan did not formally participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

In 2016, Kyrgyzstan abstained from voting in the first committee of the UN General Assembly on a draft resolution that ultimately 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

Kyrgyzstan 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.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

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Summary

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

 

National position

Kyrgyzstan has consistently abstained from voting on an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that welcomes the adoption of the treaty and calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to it “at the earliest possible date”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Kyrgyzstan did not formally participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

In 2016, Kyrgyzstan abstained from voting in the first committee of the UN General Assembly on a draft resolution that ultimately 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

Kyrgyzstan 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.

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IPPNW-Kyrgyzstan

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