Senegal

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Status

Senegal has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

 

National position

Senegal 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”.

ICAN representatives meet with the Senegalese ambassador in New York in 2022. Credit: ICAN

 

Meetings of states parties

Senegal attended as an observer the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW, held in Vienna in June 2022.

 

TPNW negotiations

Senegal 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, Senegal 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

Senegal 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 not yet joined the TPNW

[HIGHLIGHTS]

Status

Senegal has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

 

National position

Senegal 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”.

ICAN representatives meet with the Senegalese ambassador in New York in 2022. Credit: ICAN

 

Meetings of states parties

Senegal attended as an observer the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW, held in Vienna in June 2022.

 

TPNW negotiations

Senegal 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, Senegal 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

Senegal 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.

[PARTNERS]

Association Senegalese des Victimes de Mines (ASVM) 

Senegalese Campaign to Ban Landmines

RESEAU DES ANCIENS JECISTES D’AFRIQUE/SENEGAL (RAJA/S)

Website

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  • Association Senegalese des Victimes de Mines (ASVM) 
  • Senegalese Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • RESEAU DES ANCIENS JECISTES D’AFRIQUE/SENEGAL (RAJA/S)

    Website