Nicaragua

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has joined the TPNW

Signed: 22 September 2017

Ratified: 19 July 2018

 

Summary

Nicaragua has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It was among the original 50 states parties to the treaty when it entered into force on 22 January 2021.

 

Signature and ratification

María Rubiales de Chamorro, the vice-minister for foreign affairs of Nicaragua, signed the treaty on 22 September 2017. She deposited the country’s instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 19 July 2018.

Nicaragua was the 12th state to ratify or accede to the treaty.

María Rubiales de Chamorro, the vice-minister for foreign affairs of Nicaragua, signs the treaty in New York on 22 September 2017. Photo: UNOLA

Rubiales de Chamorro deposits the ratification on 19 July 2018. Photo: UNOLA

 

Implementation

In accordance with Article 2 of the treaty, Nicaragua submitted a declaration to the UN secretary-general on 13 January 2021 confirming that it does not own, possess, or control nuclear weapons, has never done so, and does not host any other state’s nuclear weapons on its territory.

Nicaragua 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

Nicaragua participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 but was absent for the vote on its adoption.

In 2016, Nicaragua abstained from voting on 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

Nicaragua 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 joined the TPNW

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Signed: 22 September 2017

Ratified: 19 July 2018

 

Summary

Nicaragua has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It was among the original 50 states parties to the treaty when it entered into force on 22 January 2021.

 

Signature and ratification

María Rubiales de Chamorro, the vice-minister for foreign affairs of Nicaragua, signed the treaty on 22 September 2017. She deposited the country’s instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 19 July 2018.

Nicaragua was the 12th state to ratify or accede to the treaty.

María Rubiales de Chamorro, the vice-minister for foreign affairs of Nicaragua, signs the treaty in New York on 22 September 2017. Photo: UNOLA

Rubiales de Chamorro deposits the ratification on 19 July 2018. Photo: UNOLA

 

Implementation

In accordance with Article 2 of the treaty, Nicaragua submitted a declaration to the UN secretary-general on 13 January 2021 confirming that it does not own, possess, or control nuclear weapons, has never done so, and does not host any other state’s nuclear weapons on its territory.

Nicaragua 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

Nicaragua participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 but was absent for the vote on its adoption.

In 2016, Nicaragua abstained from voting on 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

Nicaragua 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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