Mozambique

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

Signed: 18 August 2020

 

Summary

Mozambique has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

Signature

Antonio Gumende, the permanent representative of Mozambique to the United Nations, signed the treaty in New York on 18 August 2020.

 

Universalisation

Mozambique has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, 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”.

Mozambican parliamentarians and other stakeholders participate in a workshop about the treaty in Maputo in November 2020. Photo: COREM

 

Treaty negotiations

Mozambique 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 2016, Mozambique 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

Prior to the adoption of the treaty in 2017, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction not subject to a comprehensive, globally applicable treaty prohibition. Mozambique supported calls in the UN General Assembly fill this “legal gap”.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

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Signed: 18 August 2020

 

Summary

Mozambique has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

Signature

Antonio Gumende, the permanent representative of Mozambique to the United Nations, signed the treaty in New York on 18 August 2020.

 

Universalisation

Mozambique has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, 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”.

Mozambican parliamentarians and other stakeholders participate in a workshop about the treaty in Maputo in November 2020. Photo: COREM

 

Treaty negotiations

Mozambique 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 2016, Mozambique 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

Prior to the adoption of the treaty in 2017, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction not subject to a comprehensive, globally applicable treaty prohibition. Mozambique supported calls in the UN General Assembly fill this “legal gap”.

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