Serbia

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

Has not yet joined TPNW

Serbia has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Serbia 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.

Serbia abstained from voting on a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

In 2016, Serbia voted against 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”.

Serbia 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.