Mongolia

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Summary

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

 

National position

Mongolia announced in October 2019 that it “is planning to accede to the [treaty] in the near future”. In October 2020, it said that it “is continuing [its] internal process towards joining the [treaty]”.

Mongolia has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, 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”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Mongolia participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Mongolia expressed its hope that the treaty-making process would “establish a strong, robust but effective legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

Following the treaty’s adoption, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Mongolia, Tsend Munkh-Orgil, welcomed the new agreement, noting that “[c]urrent tensions have only deepened the concern associated with nuclear weapons”.

In 2016, Mongolia 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

Mongolia 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

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

 

National position

Mongolia announced in October 2019 that it “is planning to accede to the [treaty] in the near future”. In October 2020, it said that it “is continuing [its] internal process towards joining the [treaty]”.

Mongolia has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, 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”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Mongolia participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Mongolia expressed its hope that the treaty-making process would “establish a strong, robust but effective legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

Following the treaty’s adoption, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Mongolia, Tsend Munkh-Orgil, welcomed the new agreement, noting that “[c]urrent tensions have only deepened the concern associated with nuclear weapons”.

In 2016, Mongolia 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

Mongolia 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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Mongolian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 

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