San Marino

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has joined the TPNW

Signed: 20 September 2017

Ratified: 26 September 2018

 

Status

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

 

Signature and ratification

Nicola Renzi, the then-minister of foreign affairs of San Marino, signed the TPNW when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017. He deposited the country’s instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 26 September 2018.

In an address to the United Nations following the signing ceremony in 2017, Renzi described the TPNW as “an important step to achieve the common goal of a world without nuclear weapons”.

San Marino was the equal 16th state to ratify or accede to the TPNW.

Nicola Renzi, the then-minister of foreign affairs of San Marino, signs the TPNW in New York on 20 September 2017. Photo: UNOLA

Renzi deposits the instrument of ratification on 26 September 2018. Photo: ICAN

 

Implementation

In accordance with Article 2 of the TPNW, San Marino submitted a declaration to the UN secretary-general on 9 March 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.

Per Article 12, San Marino has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, 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”.

In a statement to the United Nations in October 2021, San Marino hailed the entry into force of the TPNW as “a historic milestone”. It added that it “is thrilled for the great number of countries that have already signed and ratified this instrument in such a short period of time”, and urged others to follow suit.

 

TPNW negotiations

San Marino participated in the negotiation of the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In 2016, San Marino 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”.

A delegate from San Marino participates in the second round of negotiations for the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in June 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Before the negotiations

San Marino 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 TPNW negotiations.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has joined the TPNW

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Signed: 20 September 2017

Ratified: 26 September 2018

 

Status

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

 

Signature and ratification

Nicola Renzi, the then-minister of foreign affairs of San Marino, signed the TPNW when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017. He deposited the country’s instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 26 September 2018.

In an address to the United Nations following the signing ceremony in 2017, Renzi described the TPNW as “an important step to achieve the common goal of a world without nuclear weapons”.

San Marino was the equal 16th state to ratify or accede to the TPNW.

Nicola Renzi, the then-minister of foreign affairs of San Marino, signs the TPNW in New York on 20 September 2017. Photo: UNOLA

Renzi deposits the instrument of ratification on 26 September 2018. Photo: ICAN

 

Implementation

In accordance with Article 2 of the TPNW, San Marino submitted a declaration to the UN secretary-general on 9 March 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.

Per Article 12, San Marino has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, 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”.

In a statement to the United Nations in October 2021, San Marino hailed the entry into force of the TPNW as “a historic milestone”. It added that it “is thrilled for the great number of countries that have already signed and ratified this instrument in such a short period of time”, and urged others to follow suit.

 

TPNW negotiations

San Marino participated in the negotiation of the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In 2016, San Marino 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”.

A delegate from San Marino participates in the second round of negotiations for the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in June 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Before the negotiations

San Marino 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 TPNW negotiations.

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