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  • Libya

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Participated in TPNW negotiations

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Mohamed Taha Siala, the minister for foreign affairs of Libya, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. 

    Libya participated in the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York in 2017 but was absent for the vote on its adoption.

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    In a statement to the United Nations following the signing ceremony in September 2017, Libya said that “the international community has moved in the right direction by agreeing on a legally binding treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons”. It urged “all states to sign and ratify it in order for it to enter into force”.

    Libya 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 its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Libya said that the successful conclusion of a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons would have a “profound impact on our efforts to promote nuclear disarmament”.

    Libya was an additional co-sponsor of the UN General Assembly resolution in 2016 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”.

    Libya 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.

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


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  • Lesotho

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Lesego Makgothi, the minister for foreign affairs of Lesotho, signed the treaty at a high-level ceremony on 26 September 2019. 

    Lesotho 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 an address to the United Nations in September 2017, the prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, hailed the adoption of the treaty earlier that year as “a historic achievement of our time” and said that “it must be ratified and implemented by all”.

    In a statement delivered in October 2019, Lesotho welcomed “the steadily increasing number” of UN member states becoming signatories to the treaty and pledged to support “all efforts to enhance the institutional fabric of this treaty”.

    Lesotho 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, Lesotho 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”.

    Lesotho 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.

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


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  • Guinea-Bissau

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW 

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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    Guinea-Bissau has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    João Ribeiro Butiam Có, the then-minister for foreign affairs of Guinea-Bissau, signed the treaty at a high-level ceremony on 26 September 2018. 

    While Guinea-Bissau did not formally participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017, it voted in favour of its adoption.


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    Guinea-Bissau 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, Guinea-Bissau 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”.

    Guinea-Bissau 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.

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


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  • Guinea

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Participated in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Guinea participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 but was absent for the vote on its adoption.

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    Guinea voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution in 2018 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, Guinea 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”.

    Guinea 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.

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


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  • Eswatini

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Participated in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Swaziland (as Eswatini was formerly known) participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 but was absent for the vote on its adoption. 


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    In a statement to the United Nations in October 2019, Eswatini welcomed the “historical adoption” of this “landmark treaty”, stressing that it complements and strengthens the nuclear non-proliferation regime.

    Eswatini 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, Swaziland 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”.

    Swaziland 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.

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


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  • Eritrea

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Eritrea 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 2019, Eritrea said that ratification of the “landmark” treaty will help achieve “a world free of nuclear arms”.

    Eritrea 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, Eritrea 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”.

    Eritrea 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.

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


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  • Equatorial Guinea

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Equatorial Guinea 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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    Equatorial Guinea 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 its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Equatorial Guinea said that “nuclear weapons pose a direct and constant threat to all of humanity”, and this conference offers us a “unique and vital opportunity” to eliminate such weapons.

    In 2016, Equatorial Guinea 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”.

    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. Equatorial Guinea supported calls in the UN General Assembly fill this “legal gap”.

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


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  • Djibouti

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

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    Djibouti 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, Djibouti 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”.

    Djibouti 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.

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


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  • Angola

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, not yet ratified

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

    Manuel Domingos Augusto, the minister of external relations of Angola signed the treaty on 27 September 2018.  

    Angola 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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    Angola has said that the initial high-level signing ceremony for the treaty in September 2017 was a “clear illustration” of the commitment of many states “to contribute greatly to the total eradication of nuclear weapons” and to “international peace and security”.

     Angola 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, Angola 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”.

    Angola 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.

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

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    Manuel Domingos Augusto, the minister of external relations of Angola signed the treaty on 27 September 2018.  Photo: UN OLA

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  • Côte d’Ivoire

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW 

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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    Côte d’Ivoire has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    Marcel Amon-Tanoh, the minister for foreign affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signed the treaty when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017. The government announced in September 2019 that it intends to ratify the treaty “as soon as possible”.

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    Côte d’Ivoire 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, Côte d’Ivoire 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”.

    Côte d’Ivoire 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.

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


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