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  • Zambia

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Participated in TPNW negotiations

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Joseph Malanji, the minister for foreign affairs of Zambia, signed the treaty at a high-level ceremony on 26 September 2019. 

    Zambia 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 an address to the United Nations in September 2017, the president of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, congratulated all those “who worked so hard” to achieve the treaty. He said that Zambia looked forward “to witnessing its coming into effect”.

    Zambia 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 October 2019, it appealed “to those who have not signed yet to do so and finally ratify for the treaty to come into force after reaching the required ratification threshold”.

    In 2016, Zambia 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”.

    Zambia 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.

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

    H.E. Mr. Joseph Malanji, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Zambia, signs the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2019.

    H.E. Mr. Joseph Malanji, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Zambia, signs the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2019.

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    Southern African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes

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    Zambia Healthworkers for Social Responsibility

    website

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  • Uganda

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Uganda 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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    Uganda 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, Uganda 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”.

    Uganda 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.

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

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    Holistic Operations for Rural Development

    Ugandan Association of Medical Workers for Health and Environmental Concerns

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    Uganda Landmine Survivors Association (ULSA)

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    ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

    These are the elected representatives in Uganda that support and promote the TPNW:

    → Paul Akamba

    → Francis Mwijuke

  • Tunisia

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Tunisia 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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    Tunisia 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, Tunisia 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”.

    Tunisia 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.

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

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    Tunisian-Euro-Mediterranean Association of Youth

    Youth Without Borders

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  • Togo

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Robert Dussey, the minister of state and minister for foreign affairs of Togo, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. In a statement to the United Nations in October 2019, Togo said that its ratification procedure for the treaty “is almost complete”.

    Togo 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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    Togo 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, Togo 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”.

    Togo 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.

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

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    Centre de Recherche et d’etude sur la securité et le developpment (Cresed)

    Visions Solidaires

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  • Tanzania

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Palamagamba Kabudi, the minister for foreign affairs of Tanzania, signed the treaty at a high-level ceremony on 26 September 2019. The government of Tanzania announced in October 2019 that its domestic process for ratifying the treaty is under way.

    Kabudi said that “the treaty is important, not only because it complements existing international instruments on nuclear weapons, but also because it places those weapons on the same legal footing as other weapons of mass destruction”.

    Tanzania 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, Augustine Mahiga, the then-minister for foreign affairs of Tanzania, said: “Tanzania commends the recent adoption of the nuclear ban treaty, which puts nuclear weapons on the same legal ground as other weapons of mass destruction.” He added that “[w]e should all support this treaty”.

    Tanzania 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, Tanzania said that the use of nuclear technology “in weapon systems remains the worst nightmare to all of us” and poses “a great security risk to the entire humanity”.

    In 2016, Tanzania 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”.

    Tanzania 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.

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

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    Human Rights Education and Peace International (HUREPI-Trust)

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  • South Sudan

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    South Sudan 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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    In 2016, South Sudan 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”.

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    South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms

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  • South Africa

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Has signed the TPNW

    Has ratified the TPNW

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

    Jacob Zuma, the then-president of South Africa, signed the treaty when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017. Jerry Matthews Matjila, the permanent representative of South Africa to the United Nations,deposited the country’s instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 25 February 2019.

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

    South Africa formerly possessed an arsenal of six nuclear weapons. It dismantled them prior to acceding to the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1991, recognizing that its security was best achieved through disarmament.

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    In an address to the United Nations on the day of the signing ceremony in September 2017, Zuma said: “The only viable solution to the problems of nuclear weapons is their total elimination as expressed in the recently UN-adopted treaty banning nuclear weapons.”

    He added: “We are making a clarion call to all member states of the UN to sign and ratify the ban treaty in order to rid the world and humanity of these lethal weapons of mass destruction.”

    The National Assembly of South Africa, which is the lower house of the parliament, approved ratification of the treaty in November 2018.

    South Africa 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 a statement to the United Nations in September 2019, South Africa hailed the treaty as “a bold and positive step towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons” and urged all states that have not yet done so to ratify it.

    In August 2018, South Africa hosted in Pretoria a regional conference to encourage African states to become parties to the treaty. Delegations representing 20 states from the region participated and “pledged to work with policymakers in capitals to effect the policy processes necessary to ensure signature and ratification of the [treaty]”.

    In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, South Africa hailed the treaty-making process as “a major milestone in the history of nuclear disarmament” and argued that a “higher norm on nuclear weapons can only strengthen international security”.

    It rejected as “illogical” and “morally unethical” the argument “that nuclear weapons are indispensable for the security of some states, but not for others”.

    South Africa, Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Mexico, and Nigeria comprised a “core group” of states that played a leading role in bringing the negotiations about and ensuring their ultimate success. 

    In 2016, South Africa 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”.

    South Africa 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.

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

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    Africa's Development and Weapons of Mass Destruction Project

    The Ceasefire Campaign

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    Disarmament and Arms Control

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  • Somalia

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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    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.

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    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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    Somalia Coalition to Ban Landmines (SOCBAL)

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  • Sierra Leone

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Sierra Leone 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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    Sierra Leone 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, Sierra Leone 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”.

    Sierra Leone 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.

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

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    Advocacy Initiative for Development 

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    Christian Outreach Justice Mission Sierra Leone

    website

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  • Senegal

    Nuclear-weapon free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Senegal 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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    Senegal 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, Senegal 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”.

    Senegal 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.

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

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    Association Senegalese des Victimes de Mines (ASVM) 

    Senegalese Campaign to Ban Landmines

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