Panama

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has ratified the TPNW

Panama has signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Isabel Saint Malo, the then-vice-president and minister for foreign affairs of Panama, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. Melitón Alejandro Arrocha Ruíz, the permanent representative of Panama to the United Nations, deposited the country’s instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 11 April 2019.

Panama participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

Panama has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

Panama participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

In 2016, Panama was a co-sponsor of the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

Panama 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.

Panama is a state party to the 1967 Treaty of Tlatelolco, which established Latin America and the Caribbean as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

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