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  • Nigeria

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister for foreign affairs of Nigeria, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. The country’s federal executive council approved ratification of the treaty at a meeting on 27 November 2019.

    Nigeria 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 ahead of the signing ceremony, the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, said: “The crisis in the Korean peninsula underscores the urgency for all [UN] member states, guided by the spirit of enthroning a safer and more peaceful world, to ratify without delay the treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.”

    Nigeria 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, Nigeria said that it would “continue to engage other nations on the need for the treaty to be taken as an important global instrument for the promotion of international disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation”.

    It said in October 2019 that it “remains proud to have participated in the processes leading to [the treaty’s] adoption, as well as being one of the first states to sign the treaty”, and its support is “guided by our principled position on the denuclearisation of the world”.

    In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Nigeria described the initiation of the treaty-making process as “an epic accomplishment” after almost half a century “of minimal progress” in multilateral efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament.

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

    In 2016, Nigeria 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”.

    Nigeria 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.

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


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    Achievers University Owo

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    Christian Council of Nigeria

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    Cultural Youth Initiative Movement of Nigeria

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    Global Network for Human Development Nigeria

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    IANSA Women Network-Nigeria

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    Kairos Nigeria

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    Lastborn Humanity and Development Foundation

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    Poverty and Associated Maladies Alleviation Initiative (PAMAI)       

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    Smiles Africa International

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    Society of Nigerian Doctors for the Welfare of Mankind

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    Social Welfare Network Initiative

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    Women's Right to Education Programme

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  • Mozambique

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Mozambique 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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    Mozambique 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, Mozambique 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. Mozambique supported calls in the UN General Assembly fill this “legal gap”.

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

    Mozambican Force for Crime Investigation and Social Reintegration

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  • Mauritius

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Mauritius 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 Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, noted that his country had supported the adoption of the treaty in July of that year and said that “we hope to see complete denuclearization throughout the world”.

    Mauritius 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, Mauritius 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”.

    Mauritius 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.

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

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    Action Civique pour le Progrès et le Développement

    Mauritius Trade Union Congress


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  • Malawi

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Emmanuel Fabiano, the then-minister for foreign affairs of Malawi, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. The government announced in October 2018 that it intends to ratify the treaty “as soon as possible”.

    Malawi 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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    Malawi 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, Malawi 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”.

    Malawi 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.

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


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    Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) 

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    People's Federation for National Peace and Development (PEFENAP)

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  • Liberia

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Liberia 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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    Liberia 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, Liberia 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”.

    Liberia 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.

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


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    Assist Children Education, Inc

    Liberians United to Expose Hidden Weapons

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  • Kenya

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Kenya 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 then-cabinet secretary for foreign affairs of Kenya, Amina Mohamed, welcomed the “historic adoption” of the treaty, which “gives us renewed hope that it is possible, if we work together, to rid the world of nuclear weapons”.

    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, Kenya 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”.

    Kenya 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.

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

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    Africa Peace Forum

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    African Council of Religious Leaders - Religions for Peace (ACRL-RfP)

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    Inter-Religious Council of Kenya

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    Kenya Association of Physicians and Medical Workers for Social Responsibility

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    Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network

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  • Ghana

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the minister for foreign affairs of Ghana signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. The government announced in October 2019 that it is “well advanced towards its early ratification”.

    Ghana 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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    Ghana has said that the treaty “provides a universally agreed path to the total elimination of nuclear weapons” and “has revived the disarmament debate”.

    Ghana 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, Ghana described the treaty-making process as “long overdue” and “a genuine and timely opportunity to break the impasse and to make real progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons”.

    In 2016, Ghana 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”.

    Ghana 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.

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

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    Abibimman Foundation

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    Community and Family Aid Foundation

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    Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA)

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    Global Media Foundation

    Presbyterian Church of Ghana

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    Youth in Action Ghana

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  • Ethiopia

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Ethiopia 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, it hailed the adoption of the treaty as “an important milestone towards achieving the goal of a world without nuclear weapons”. 

    Ethiopia 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, Ethiopia said that “concrete actions to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons” are “critically urgent” and expressed dismay “that these deadly and destructive weapons are being further modernised and upgraded”.

    In 2016, Ethiopia 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”.

    Ethiopia 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.

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


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    Survivors Recovery and Rehabilitation Organization

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  • Cameroon

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Participated in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Cameroon 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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    Cameroon 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, Cameroon 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”.

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

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

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    Cameroon Youths and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP)

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  • Democratic Republic of Congo

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    Leonard She Okitundu, the then-minister for foreign affairs of the DRC, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. The government announced in October 2018 that it is “currently working on its ratification”.

    The DRC 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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    The DRC 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, the DRC 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”.

    The DRC 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.

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


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    Congolese Campaign to Ban Landmines

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    Congolese Physicians for Peace

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    CRISPAL-Afrique

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    CPS-AVIP

    Femmes des Medias Pour la Justice au Congo

    Standing Green "SG"

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    FONDATION ALAIN LUBAMBA (FAL)

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    WOMEN CONCERN

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