Mauritius

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Summary

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

 

National position

Mauritius has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by 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”.

In a statement to the United Nations in September 2021, the minister of foreign affairs of Mauritius, Alan Ganoo, said that the TPNW and the Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968 “remain among the outstanding achievements of the United Nations”.

In October 2020, Mauritius described the TPNW as an “important instrument” that “sustains the commitment of the international community to uphold the disarmament agenda”.

 

TPNW negotiations

Mauritius 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.

The prime minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, highlighted this fact in a speech to the UN General Assembly that year and said that his country “hope[s] to see complete denuclearization throughout the world”.

In 2016, Mauritius voted in favour of 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

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.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

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Summary

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

 

National position

Mauritius has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by 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”.

In a statement to the United Nations in September 2021, the minister of foreign affairs of Mauritius, Alan Ganoo, said that the TPNW and the Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968 “remain among the outstanding achievements of the United Nations”.

In October 2020, Mauritius described the TPNW as an “important instrument” that “sustains the commitment of the international community to uphold the disarmament agenda”.

 

TPNW negotiations

Mauritius 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.

The prime minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, highlighted this fact in a speech to the UN General Assembly that year and said that his country “hope[s] to see complete denuclearization throughout the world”.

In 2016, Mauritius voted in favour of 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

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.

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