Kyrgyzstan

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

Has not yet joined TPNW


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

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.

Kyrgyzstan abstained from voting on 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 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 the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

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.

Kyrgyzstan is a state party to the 2006 Treaty of Semipalatinsk, which established Central Asia as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

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