Pages tagged "African Union"



  • Burundi

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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

    Burundi 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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    Burundi 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, Burundi 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”.

    Burundi 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.

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

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    CEDAC

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    Alliance for the Observatory of Action on Armed Violence in Burundi

    Colonie des Pionniers de Développement (CPD)

    Terre des Jeunes du Burundi – Transnational

    Women's Right to Education Programme

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    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

  • Burkina Faso

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

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

    Burkina Faso participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption.[PARTNERS]
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    Burkina Faso 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, Burkina Faso 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”.

    Burkina Faso 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.

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


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    Réseau d’Action Sur les Armes Légères en Afrique de l’Ouest section du Burkina

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    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

  • Egypt

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

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

    Egypt 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, Egypt described the adoption of the “landmark treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons” as a remarkable development and a clear sign “that the circumstances have changed on the international stage”.

    Egypt 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, Egypt said that the treaty should “formalize the categorical rejection of the possession and use of nuclear weapons” and “solidify the international denunciation of nuclear weapons”.

    In 2016, Egypt 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”.

    Egypt 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.

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

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    Human Rights and Mines Action Foundation

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    Physicians for Social Responsibility

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    Get involved. Help get this country on board with the TPNW>

    There are currently no elected representatives or local or regional bodies in this country committed to supporting the TPNW through the ICAN Cities Appeal or ICAN Parliamentary Pledge. Find out what you can do to support the TPNW in this country.

  • ICAN at the African Union

    On April 4th, 2019, the AU Peace and Security Council held a sensitization session on disarmament, including landmines and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN was invited to brief the Council on the risk of nuclear weapons use, and the crucial role African States can play in ending them, through signing and ratifying the TPNW.

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  • African support for the Nuclear Ban Treaty keeps growing

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been the talk of the town at several events and meetings across the African continent over the past few weeks. ICAN campaigners, including Treaty Coordinator Tim Wright, participated in and helped organise many of these events. Here are some of the highlights:

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