North Macedonia

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Summary

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

 

National position

North Macedonia has consistently voted against an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that welcomes the adoption of the treaty and calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to it “at the earliest possible date”.

 

Treaty negotiations

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (as North Macedonia was then known) 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, FYROM 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

FYROM 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

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

 

National position

North Macedonia has consistently voted against an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that welcomes the adoption of the treaty and calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to it “at the earliest possible date”.

 

Treaty negotiations

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (as North Macedonia was then known) 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, FYROM 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

FYROM 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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Ivanov School of Leaders - Alumni Association (ISLAA)

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Journalists for Human Rights 

Physicians for Peace and Social Responsibility (IPPNW-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

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