Rwanda

Nuclear-weapon-free state

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Summary

Rwanda has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

 

Universalisation

Rwanda has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

 

Pre-negotiations

In 2016, Rwanda was absent for the vote on 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”.

 

Other information

Rwanda is a state party to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

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