Malawi

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has joined the TPNW

SIGNED

20 September 2017

RATIFIED

29 June 2022

IN FORCE

27 September 2022

 

Status

Malawi has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and has been legally bound by it since 27 September 2022.

 

Signature and ratification

Emmanuel Fabiano, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Malawi, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony in New York when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.

In 2021, as part of the universal periodic review conducted by the UN Human Rights Council, Malawi accepted a recommendation to ratify the TPNW.

Malawi deposited its instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 29 June 2022, becoming the 66th state party.

Emmanuel Fabiano, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Malawi, signs the TPNW in 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Implementation

Per Article 12, Malawi has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by co-sponsoring and 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”.

Campaigners meet in Lilongwe in 2022 with parliamentarians to promote ratification of the TPNW. Photo: PEFENAP

 

TPNW negotiations

Malawi 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, Malawi 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

Malawi 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

[HIGHLIGHTS]

SIGNED

20 September 2017

RATIFIED

29 June 2022

IN FORCE

27 September 2022

 

Status

Malawi has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and has been legally bound by it since 27 September 2022.

 

Signature and ratification

Emmanuel Fabiano, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Malawi, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony in New York when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.

In 2021, as part of the universal periodic review conducted by the UN Human Rights Council, Malawi accepted a recommendation to ratify the TPNW.

Malawi deposited its instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 29 June 2022, becoming the 66th state party.

Emmanuel Fabiano, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Malawi, signs the TPNW in 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Implementation

Per Article 12, Malawi has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by co-sponsoring and 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”.

Campaigners meet in Lilongwe in 2022 with parliamentarians to promote ratification of the TPNW. Photo: PEFENAP

 

TPNW negotiations

Malawi 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, Malawi 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

Malawi 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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