Seychelles

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has ratified the TPNW

Signed: 26 September 2018

Ratified: 9 July 2021

 

Summary

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

 

Signature and ratification

Danny Faure, the then-president of Seychelles, signed the treaty at a high-level ceremony on 26 September 2018. The cabinet of Seychelles approved ratification of the treaty on 1 July 2020, and the national assembly approved it on 30 June 2021. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the UN secretary-general on 9 July 2021.

Danny Faure, the then-president of Seychelles, signs the treaty in New York on 26 September 2018. Photo: ICAN

Members of the national assembly of Seychelles unanimously approve ratification of the treaty on 30 June 2021. Photo: National Assembly

 

Universalisation

Seychelles has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring and consistently voting in favour of a 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

Seychelles 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, Seychelles was absent for the vote on 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

Seychelles 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 signed the TPNW

Has ratified the TPNW

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Signed: 26 September 2018

Ratified: 9 July 2021

 

Summary

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

 

Signature and ratification

Danny Faure, the then-president of Seychelles, signed the treaty at a high-level ceremony on 26 September 2018. The cabinet of Seychelles approved ratification of the treaty on 1 July 2020, and the national assembly approved it on 30 June 2021. The instrument of ratification was deposited with the UN secretary-general on 9 July 2021.

Danny Faure, the then-president of Seychelles, signs the treaty in New York on 26 September 2018. Photo: ICAN

Members of the national assembly of Seychelles unanimously approve ratification of the treaty on 30 June 2021. Photo: National Assembly

 

Universalisation

Seychelles has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring and consistently voting in favour of a 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

Seychelles 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, Seychelles was absent for the vote on 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

Seychelles 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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