Somalia

Nuclear-weapon free state

Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

Has not yet joined TPNW

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

Somalia did not formally participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption.

In 2016, Somalia voted in the first committee of the UN General Assembly in favour of a draft resolution that ultimately 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”.

Somalia 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.

Somalia is a state party to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

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