Saint Lucia

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has joined the TPNW

Signed: 27 September 2018

Ratified: 23 January 2019

 

Summary

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

 

Signature and ratification

Allen Chastanet, the prime minister of Saint Lucia, signed the treaty in New York on 27 September 2018. The country’s instrument of ratification was deposited with the UN secretary-general on 23 January 2019.

Saint Lucia was the 20th state to ratify or accede to the treaty.

 

Universalisation

Saint Lucia 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

Saint Lucia 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, Saint Lucia co-sponsored 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

Saint Lucia 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: 27 September 2018

Ratified: 23 January 2019

 

Summary

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

 

Signature and ratification

Allen Chastanet, the prime minister of Saint Lucia, signed the treaty in New York on 27 September 2018. The country’s instrument of ratification was deposited with the UN secretary-general on 23 January 2019.

Saint Lucia was the 20th state to ratify or accede to the treaty.

 

Universalisation

Saint Lucia 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

Saint Lucia 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, Saint Lucia co-sponsored 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

Saint Lucia 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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