Mauritius

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

Has not yet joined TPNW

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

Mauritius participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

In an address to the United Nations in September 2017, the prime minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, noted that his country had supported the adoption of the treaty in July of that year and said that “we hope to see complete denuclearization throughout the world”.

Mauritius voted in favour of 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, Mauritius voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution that 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”.

Mauritius 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.

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

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  • Action Civique pour le Progrès et le Développement
  • Mauritius Trade Union Congress


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