Pages tagged "African Union"



  • Mauritania

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Mauritania participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

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    Mauritania voted in favour of 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, Mauritania was an additional co-sponsor of 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”.

    Mauritania 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.

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

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Mali 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.

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    Mali 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, Mali abstained from voting on 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”.

    Mali 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.

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

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Participated in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Sudan participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

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    In a statement to the United Nations in October 2018, Sudan indicated that it supports the treaty and looks forward to signing and ratifying it “very soon”.

    Sudan has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

    In 2016, Sudan abstained from voting on 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”.

    Sudan 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.

    Sudan is a signatory to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

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  • Seychelles

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Participated in TPNW negotiations

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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    Seychelles has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    Danny Faure, the president of Seychelles, signed the treaty at a high-level ceremony on 20 September 2018. 

    Seychelles participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

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    Seychelles has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

    In 2016, Seychelles was absent for the vote on 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”.

    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.

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

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    Seychelles First Movement

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  • Sao Tome & Principe

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Participated in TPNW negotiations

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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    São Tomé and Príncipe has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    Urbino José Gonçalves Botelho, the then-minister for foreign affairs of São Tomé and Príncipe, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017.

    São Tomé and Príncipe participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

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    São Tomé and Príncipe voted in favour of 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, São Tomé and Príncipe was absent for the vote on 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”.

    São Tomé and Príncipe 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.

    São Tomé and Príncipe is a signatory to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

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  • Rwanda

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Rwanda 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.

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    Rwanda 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”. It had voted in favour of the same resolution in 2018.

    In 2016, Rwanda was absent for the vote on 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”.

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

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    Global Initiative for Environment and Reconciliation (GER)

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  • Niger

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Niger 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.

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    It voted in favour of 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, Niger voted in favour of 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”.

    Niger 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.

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

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  • Namibia

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Has signed the TPNW

    Has ratified the TPNW

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

    Neville Gertze, the permanent representative of Namibia to the United Nations, signed the treaty on 8 December 2017. The instrument of ratification was deposited on 20 March 2020. 

    Namibia participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

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    Namibia has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

    In 2016, Namibia was a co-sponsor of 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”.

    Namibia 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.

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

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  • Morocco

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Morocco participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

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    In a statement to the United Nations in September 2017, Morocco described the adoption of the treaty as “a landmark step towards the total elimination of these weapons and towards a more reassuring future”.

    Morocco voted in favour of 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 its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Morocco said that this “historic process”, if successful, “would undeniably contribute to the building of confidence and the strengthening of regional and international peace and security”.

    In 2016, Morocco abstained from voting on 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”.

    Prior to the adoption of the treaty in 2017, nuclear weapons were the only weapons of mass destruction not subject to a comprehensive, globally applicable treaty prohibition. Morocco supported calls in the UN General Assembly fill this “legal gap”.

    Morocco is a signatory to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

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  • Madagascar

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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    Madagascar has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the then-president of Madagascar, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. 

    Madagascar participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.

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    Madagascar has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by co-sponsoring a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

    In 2016, Madagascar voted in favour of 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”.

    Madagascar 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.

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


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