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  • Bulgaria

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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    Bulgaria supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Bulgaria has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It 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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    Bulgaria voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 20198 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”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, it joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Bulgaria voted against 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”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Bulgaria, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

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    No local partner organisations.

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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. 

  • Grenada

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has signed TPNW, but not yet ratified

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

    Peter David, the minister for foreign affairs of Grenada, signed the treaty at a high-level ceremony on 26 September 2019. 

    Grenada 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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    Grenada 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, Grenada 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”.

    Grenada 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.

    Grenada is a state party to the 1967 Treaty of Tlatelolco, which established Latin America and the Caribbean as a nuclear-weapon-free zone.


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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.

  • Austria

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Has signed the TPNW

    Has ratified the TPNW

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

    On 20 September 2017, the minister for foreign affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz signed the treaty. Ambassador Jan Kickert, the permanent representative of Austria to the United Nations, deposited the country’s instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 8 May 2018.

    Austria 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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    Addressing the United Nations ahead of the signing ceremony in September 2017, Kurz said: “Today, we often hear that nuclear weapons are necessary for security. This narrative is not only wrong, it is dangerous. The new treaty provides a real alternative: a world without nuclear weapons, where everyone is safer.”

    The Austrian national council, the lower house of the Austrian parliament, gave its unanimous approval for ratification on 21 March 2018, and the federal council, the upper house, gave its unanimous approval on 5 April 2018.

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    Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz signs the TPNW on September 20 2017. Photo: ICAN | Darren Ornitz

    Austria has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by initiating and 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, the minister for foreign affairs of Austria, Alexander Schallenberg, said: “With every additional signature and ratification, states send a very powerful signal that having a say on nuclear weapons is not exclusive to states who possess them. The security of all our citizens is equally important and equally at risk.”

    In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Austria argued, in response to critics of the process, that there is no “wrong time” for negotiating a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. “If you look at the risks, what is the alternative? Is doing nothing a better strategy?”

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

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    ICAN campaigners meet with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz in New York, April 2015.
    Photo: ICAN | Dragan Tatic

    In 2016, Austria was an initiator and 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”.

    In 2014, Austria hosted the third in a series of inter-governmental conferences on the “humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons”, at which it launched a pledge, subsequently endorsed by 127 states, to cooperate “in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit, and eliminate nuclear weapons”.

    The “humanitarian pledge”, as it became known, was instrumental in building momentum and support for convening the negotiations.

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    IFOR Austria

    ICAN Austria

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    International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
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    ICAN Parliamentary Pledge:

     

    These are the Austrian elected officials that have committed to support and promote the TPNW:

     

    European Parliament

    → Michel Reimon MEP*

    → Monika Vana MEP

    → Lukas Mandl MEP

    → Claudia Gamon MEP

    → Other Karas MEP

  • France

    Nuclear-armed state

    300 nuclear weapons

    210 nuclear tests

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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    France’s nuclear weapons can be launched from submarines or from missiles dropped from airplanes. France’s submarines that can launch nuclear weapons are based at the Île Longue peninsula, south of Brest in the Brittany region of France. France conducted a total of 210 nuclear tests in Algeria and French Polynesia from 1960-1996.

    France did not participate in the negotiations of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and has not yet signed or ratified it.

    A public opinion poll conducted by IFOP in June 2018 found that 67 per cent of French people believe that their government should sign the treaty, with 33 per cent opposed to signing. 

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    The French Military Planning Law for 2019-2025 allocated €37 billion to upgrade French nuclear forces and allocated €23.3 billion for this purpose from 2014-2019.

    In July 2018, the foreign affairs committee of the French national assembly recommended that the government “mitigate its criticism” of the treaty “to show that we understand and take into account the concerns of states and their desire for more balanced global governance”.

    France voted against 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”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, it joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, France voted against 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”.

    France actively discouraged other states, in particular its former colonies, from supporting the resolution.

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    Association Des Medecins Francais Pour La Prevention de la Guerre Nucleaire

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    Abolition 2000 France

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    Américains contre la Guerre 

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    Armes nucléaires STOP 

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    Artistes pour la Paix

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    Association pour la Taxation des Transactions pour l’Aide aux Citoyens

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    Association des Libres Penseurs de France 

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    Association des Travailleurs Maghrébins en France 

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    Association France Palestine Solidarité 

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    Association Républicaine des Anciens Combattants

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    Centre quakers international 

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    Comité des Iraniens contre la Guerre 

    Comité National pour l’Indépendance et le Développement 

    Confédération Générale du Travail 

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    Coordination de l’Action Non Violente de l’Arche 

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    Collectif Non au Missile 51

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    Droit Solidarite

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    Enjeu, les Pionniers de France

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    Enseignants pour la Paix 

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    Fédération Nationale des Travailleurs de l’Etat

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    Fédération Syndicale Unitaire

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    Femmes Solidaires

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    Fondation Copernic

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    Le Forum Plutonium

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    Greenpeace France

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    ICAN France

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    Institut de Documentation et de Recherche sur la Paix         

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    Institut Hiroshima Nagasaki 

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    Les Alternatifs 

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    Les Verts Ligue des Droits de l’Homme 

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    Ligue Internationale des Femmes pour la Paix et la Liberté 

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    Maison de Vigilance

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    Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples 

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    Mouvement des Jeunes Communistes de France 

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    Le Mouvement de la Paix

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    Mouvement de l’Objection de Conscience

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    Mouvement National de Lutte pour l’Environnement 

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    Mouvement pour le Désarmement la Paix et la Liberté 

    Mouvement pour une Alternative Non Violente  

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    L'Observatoire des Armements

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    Pax Christi France

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    Protection

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    Réseau Sortir du Nucléaire

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    Syndicat National de l'Enseignement Secondaire (SNES)

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    Syndicat National de l'Enseignement Supérieur (SNESUP)

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    Syndicat National des Chercheurs Scientifiques (SNCS)

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    Syndicat National des Travailleurs de la Recherche Scientifique (SNTRS)

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    Union de Bretagne des Syndicats du Spectacle

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    Union Nationale Peuple et Cultures

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    Association Nationale des Cheminots Anciens Combattants, Résistants, Prisonniers et Victimes de Guerre

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    Confédération Paysanne

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    Fédération Espérantiste du Travail

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    Mouvement International de la Réconciliation

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    Support for TPNW in France Get involved with ICAN in France ›

    ICAN Cities Appeal:

    These cities, towns and provinces support the TPNW

    → Allones

    → Bagneux

    → Bezons

    → Carmaux

    → Carnoules

    → Champigny-sur-Marne

    → Cordes-sur-ciel

    → Genevillier

    → Gonfreville l'Orcher

    → Grenoble

    → Grigny

    → La Courneuve

    → Lasseran

    → Malakoff

    → Montigny-les-Cormeilles

    → Paris

    → Rove

    → Salaises sur Senne

    → St Pierre des corps

    Parliamentary Pledge

    These are the elected officials that have taken the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge to support and promote the TPNW:

    France National Assembly

    → Sabine Rubin MP

    → Maina Sage MP

    → Sébastien Nadot MP

    → Jean-paul Lecoq MP

    → Moetai Brotherson MP

    → Fabien Roussel MP

    → Alain Bruneel MP

    → Pierre Dharréville MP

    France Senate

    → Pierre Laurent Senator

    France European Parliament

    → José Bové MEP*

    → Yannick Jadot MEP

    → Eva Joly MEP*

    → Michel Rivasi MEP

    → François Alfonsi MEP

    → Damien Carême MEP

    → David Cormand MEP

    → Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield MEP

    → Caroline Roose MEP

    → Mounir Satouri MEP

    → Marie Toussaint MEP

    → Salima Yenbou MEP

    → Biteau Benoit MEP

    → Karima Delli MEP

  • United Kingdom

    Nuclear-armed state

    200 nuclear weapons

    45 nuclear tests

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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    The United Kingdom’s nuclear weapons would be launched from its nuclear-capable submarines which are based off the coast of Scotland at Her Majesty’s Naval Base. One submarine is usually on patrol.

    The United Kingdom tested 45 nuclear weapons from 1952-1991. From 1952 to 1963, the British government conducted 12 nuclear test explosions and up to 600 so-called “minor trials” in the South Australian desert and off the Western Australian coast. Between 1957 and 1962, the United Kingdom and the United States tested 33 nuclear weapons at Malden and Kiritimati islands in Kiribati.

    The United Kingdom did not participate in the negotiations of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and has not yet signed or ratified it.

    A public opinion poll conducted by YouGov in March 2017 found that 75 per cent of British people believed that their government should participate in the treaty negotiations, with 9 per cent opposed to participating and 16 per cent undecided.

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    The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said in August 2017 that, with the recent adoption of the treaty by a majority of the world’s governments, “historic progress” was made towards “a world that genuinely meets the security needs of its people”.

    The United Kingdom voted against 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”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, it joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, the United Kingdom voted against 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 United Kingdom actively discouraged other states, in particular its former colonies, from supporting the resolution.

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    80000 voices

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    Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy 

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    Article 36 

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    British Pugwash 

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    Campaign Against Arms Trade 

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    Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament UK (CND)

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    Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Cymru

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    Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 

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    Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre

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    Fellowship of Reconciliation

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    Greenpeace UK 

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    ICAN UK

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    Hastings Against War

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    Medact

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    Movement for the Abolition of War 

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    No Waste Alliance 

    Nuclear Free Local Authorities

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    Nuclear Information Service 

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    Pax Christi British Section 

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    Quaker Peace & Social Witness 

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    Scientists for Global Responsibility (UK)

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    Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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    Trident Ploughshares 

    United Nations House of Scotland

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    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom 

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    World Court Project UK

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    Support for TPNW in the United Kingdom Get involved with ICAN in the United Kingdom ›

    ICAN Cities Appeal:

    These cities, towns and provinces support the TPNW

    → Edinburgh

    → Fife

    → Manchester

    → Norwich

    → Renfrewshire

    → Hebdon Royd Town

    Parliamentary Pledge

    These are the elected officials that have taken the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge to support and promote the TPNW:

    United Kingdom Parliament

    → Hannah Bardell MP
    →Mhairi Black MP
    →Ian Blackford MP
    →Kirsty Blackman MP
    →Deidre Brock MP
    →Alan Brown MP
    →Ruth Cadbury MP
    →Lisa Cameron MP
    →Douglas Chapman MP
    →Joanna Cherry MP
    →Ronnie Cowan MP
    →Angela Crawley MP
    →Janet Daby MP
    →Martyn Day MP
    →David Drew MP
    →Martin Docherty-Hughes MP
    →Jonathan Edwards MP
    →Marion Fellows MP
    →Paul Flynn MP
    →Stephen Gethins MP
    →Patricia Gibson MP
    →Patrick Grady MP
    →Peter Grant MP
    →Neil Gray MP
    →John Grogan MP
    →Fabian Hamilton MP
    →Helen Hayes MP
    →Drew Hendry MP
    →Kelvin Hopkins MP
    →Stewart Hosie MP
    →Ben Lake MP
    →Chris Law MP
    →David Linden MP
    →Caroline Lucas MP
    →Rachael Maskell MP
    →Stewart Mcdonald MP
    →Stuart McDonald MP
    →John McNally MP
    →Angus Brendan MacNeil MP
    →Baroness Sue Miller
    →Carol Monaghan MP
    →Ian Murray MPwi
    →Gavin Newlands MP
    →Brendan O'Hara MP
    →Liz Saville Roberts MP
    →Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
    →Tommy Sheppard MP
    →Alex Sobel MP
    →Christopher Stephens MP
    →Jo Stevens MP
    →Alison Thewliss MP
    →Thelma Walker MP
    →Catherine West MP
    →Philippa Whitford MP
    →Hywel Williams MP
    →Peter Wishart MP
    →Mohammad Yasin MP
    →Jonathan Woods MP
    →Daniel Zeichner MP
    →Debbie Abrahams MP
    →Stephen Twigg MP
    →Ruth George MP
    →Louise Haigh MP
    →Paul Blomfield MP
    →Jane Dodds MP

    United Kingdom Scottish Parliament
    →George Adam MSP
    →Clare Adamson MSP
    →Alasdair Allan MSP
    →Tom Arthur MSP
    →Claudia Beamish MSP
    →Colin Beattie MSP
    →Keith Brown MSP
    →Aileen Campbell MSP
    →Willie Coffey MSP
    →Angela Constance MSP
    →Bruce Crawford MSP
    →Roseanna Cunningham MSP
    →Ash Denham MSP
    →Graeme Dey MSP
    →Bob Doris MSP
    →James Dornan MSP
    →Annabelle Ewing MSP
    →Fergus Ewing MSP
    →Linda Fabiani MSP
    →Neil Findlay MSP
    →John Finnie MSP
    →Joe FitzPatrick MSP
    →Kate Forbes MSP
    →Jeane Freeman MSP
    →Kenneth Gibson MSP
    →Jenny Gilruth MSP
    →Mairi Gougeon MSP
    →Christine Grahame MSP
    →Ross Greer MSP
    →Emma Harper MSP
    →Patrick Harvie MSP
    →Clare Haughey MSP
    →Jamie Hepburn MSP
    →Fiona Hyslop MSP
    →Daniel Johnson MSP
    →Alison Johnstone MSP
    →Bill Kidd MSP
    →Richard Lochhead MSP
    →Richard Lyle MSP
    →Joan McAlpine MSP
    →Gordon MacDonald MSP
    →Angus MacDonald MSP
    →Fulton MacGregor MSP
    →Rona Mackay MSP
    →Derek Mackay MSP
    →Ivan McKee MSP
    →Christina McKelvie MSP
    →Stuart McMillan MSP
    →Ben Macpherson MSP
    →Ruth Maguire MSP
    →Gillian Martin MSP
    →John Mason MSP
    →Michael Matheson MSP
    →Alex Neil MSP
    →Gil Paterson MSP
    →Shona Robison MSP
    →Gail Ross MSP
    →Mark Ruskell MSP
    →Michael Russell MSP
    →Elaine Smith MSP
    →Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
    →Stewart Stevenson MSP
    →Kevin Stewart MSP
    →Nicola Sturgeon MSP
    →John Swinney MSP
    →Maree Todd MSP
    →David Torrance MSP
    →Maureen Watt MSP
    →Paul Wheelhouse MSP
    →Sandra White MSP
    →Andy Wightman MSP
    →Humza Yousaf MSP

    United Kingdom Welsh Assembly
    →Llyr Gruffydd AM
    →Mike Hedges AM
    →Dai Lloyd AM
    →David Rees AM
    →Bethan Sayed AM
    →Simon Thomas AM
    →Leanne Wood AM
    →Adam Price AM
    →Sian Gwenllian AM
    →Delyth Jewell AM
    →Helen Mary Jones AM
    →Neil McEvoy AM
    →Carwyn Jones AM
    →Rhun ap Iorwerth AM
    →Mick Antoniw AM
    →Elin Jones AM

    United Kingdom European Parliament
    →Jill Evans MEP
    →Ian Hudghton MEP
    →Jean Lambert MEP
    →Molly Scott Cato MEP
    →Alyn Smith MEP
    →Derek Vaughan MEP
    →Keith Taylor MEP
    →Julie Ward MEP
    →Catherine Rowett MEP

    United Kingdom Local Legislators
    →Oldham Council
    →Sharif Ali Ashraf
    →Steffany McGee
    →William Bishop
    →Nathan Randles
    →Sam Al-Hamdani
    →Hfsa Fahad
    →Martin Judd
    →Heather Price
    →Derek Heffernan

  • Sweden

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Voted in favour of adopting TPNW

    Has not yet joined TPNW

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    Sweden participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and voted in favour of its adoption. However, in explaining its vote, it said that the final treaty text “does not meet all the expectations we had”.

    In July 2019, the then-minister for foreign affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström, announced that Sweden would “refrain from signing or pursuing ratification of the [treaty] at the present time”, but indicated that it might reassess its position in 2020.

    A public opinion poll conducted by Sifo in December 2019 found that 8 out of 10 Swedes want the government to sign the treaty.

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    The foreign minister’s announcement followed the release of a government report in January 2019 examining the possibility of Sweden’s accession to the treaty. The report was widely criticised by civil society groups and scholars from various academic fields.

    In August 2017, following Sweden’s vote at the United Nations in support of the adoption of the treaty, the then-secretary of defence of the United States, James Mattis, wrote to his Swedish counterpart, Peter Hultqvist, warning that Sweden’s accession to the treaty would “adversely affect defence cooperation” between the two countries.

    Sweden 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 also said: “We warmly welcome the fact that at last we have a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, the only weapon of mass destruction not prohibited until now. Though nuclear weapons are not likely to disappear soon, we are convinced that the norm against the use and possession of nuclear weapons will be strengthened by this treaty.”

    In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Sweden said that “in a deteriorating security environment, as we are witnessing today, every opportunity to seek progress in nuclear disarmament must be seized”.

    In 2016, Sweden 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. Sweden supported calls in the UN General Assembly fill this “legal gap”.

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    Folkkampanjen mot kärnkraft-kärnvapen (FMKK) 

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    Glokala Sjuhärad Association (Föreningen Glokala Sjuhärad) 

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    Greenpeace Sweden

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    Feministiskt Initiativ 

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    Life-Link Friendship Schools 

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    Ofog

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    Olof Palme International Center

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    PeaceQuest International

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    Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation

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    Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (Svenska Freds) 

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    Swedish Peace Committee 

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    Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Weapons

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    Swedish Sokka Gakkai International 

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    Teachers for Peace 

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    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Sweden) 

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    Women for Peace Sweden 

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    Gränna Rotary Club 

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    United Nations Association of Sweden (Svenska FN-förbundet)

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    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Sweden›


    ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

    These are the Swedish elected representatives that support and promote the TPNW:

     

    → Ulla Andersson

    → Nooshi Dadgostar

    → Lorena Delgado

    → Åsa Eriksson

    → Ali Esbati

    → Ida Gabrielsson

    → Hanna Gunnarsson

    → Tony Haddou

    → Johanna Haraldsson

    → Christina Höj Larsen

    → Jens Holm

    → Momodou Malcolm Jallow

    → Lotta Johnsson Fornarve

    → Amineh Kakabeveh

    → Ida Karkiainen

    → Maj Karlsson

    → Sara Karlsson

    → Birger Lahti

    → Hillevi Larsson

    → Laila Naraghi

    → Yasmine Posio Nilsson

    → Daniel Riazat

    → Karin Ragsjo

    → Elin Segerlind

    → Jonas Sjostedt

    → Håkan Svenneling

    → Mia Sydow Mölleby

    → Ilona Waldau

    → Jon Thorbjörnson

    → Olle Thorell

    → Jessica Thunander

    → Lorentz Tovatt

    → Vasiliki Tsouplaki

    → Ciczie Wiedby

    → Linda Snecker

    → Jessica Wetterling

    → Andreas Lennkvist Manriquez

     

    Sweden European Parliament

     

    → Max Andersson MEP

    → Malin Björk MEP

    → Jakob Dalunde MEP

    → Soraya Post MEP

    → Bodil Valero MEP

     

    Sweden Local Legislators

     

    → Helsingborg Municipality

    → Ingrid Mattiasson Saarinen

     

    Svalöv Municipality

     

    → Marika Jardert

    → Eva Inhammar

     

     

  • Spain

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Spain supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

    Spain has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It 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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    In September 2018, the Spanish government, as part of a deal with the political party Podemos, committed to sign the treaty. The deal was struck between the Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, and the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias. However, no action was ultimately taken.

    Several Spanish cities have urged the Spanish government to sign and ratify the treaty.

    Spain voted against 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, Spain voted against 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”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Sapin, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    [COLLAPSE_C]

    [PARTNERS]

    Centre d'Estudis per a la Pau JM Delis 

    website


    Fundacio per la Pau 

    website


    Mundo sin guerras y sin Violencia 

    website


    Spanish Medical Association for the Prevention of Nuclear War 

    website


    Comisión General de Justicia y Paz 

    website

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

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    ICAN Cities Appeal

    These are the cities and towns in this country speaking out in support of the TPNW:

    Cadiz
    Coruña
    Ferrol
    Granollers
    Zaragoza
    La Garriga
    Binissalem
    Canovelles
    Vallromane
    Masllorenç

    ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

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

    Congress of Deputies
    Joseba Andoni Aguirretxea Urresti
    Nagua Alba
    Félix Alonso Cantorné
    Rosa Ana Alonso Clusa
    Pedro Arrojo Agudo
    Joan Baldoví
    Teresa Arévalo
    Ángela Ballester Muñoz
    Enric Bataller i Ruiz
    Marian Beitialarrangoitia Lizarralde
    Ferrán Salvador Bel Accensi
    Ione Belarra
    Carolina Bescansa
    Rita Bosaho
    Amparo Botejara Sanz
    Miguel Ángel Bustamante Martín
    Pablo Bustinduy
    Carles Campuzano
    Diego Cañamero
    Ignasi Candela Serna
    Joan Capdevila i Esteve
    José David Carracedo Verde
    Sara Carreño Valero
    Lourdes Ciuró i Buldó
    María Asunción de la Concha García-Mauriño
    Juan Antonio Delgado Ramos
    Yolanda Díaz Pérez
    Xavier Eritja Ciuró
    Marcelo Expósito Prieto
    Sònia Farré Fidalgo
    Miguel Anxo Fernández Bello
    Sofía Fernández Castañón
    Alexandra Fernández Gómez
    Isabel Franco
    Ricardo García Mira
    Eva García Sempere
    Alberto Garzón Espinosa
    Anton Gómez-Reino
    Segundo González García
    Txema Guijarro García
    Feliu Guillaumes i Ràfols
    Pablo Iglesias Turrión
    Jorge Luis Bail
    Ana Marcello Santos
    Joan Margall Sastre
    Oskar Matute
    Rafael Mayoral Perales
    Joan Mena Arca
    Sergi Miquel i Valentí
    Irene Montero
    Alberto Montero Soler
    Jaume Moya Matas
    Miriam Nogueras
    Juan Manuel del Olmo Ibáñez
    Joan Olòriz Serra
    Sergio Pascual
    Rosana Pastor
    Antoni Postius Terrado
    Pedro Quevedo Iturbe
    Ángela Rodríguez Martínez
    Alberto Rodríguez Rodríguez
    Gabriel Rufián Romero
    Jordi Salvador i Duch
    Tania Sánchez Melero
    Javier Sánchez Serna
    Eduardo Santos Itoiz
    Marta Sibina Camps
    Ricardo Sixto Iglesias
    Marta Sorlí Fresquet
    Joan Tardá
    Carolina Telechea
    Ana Terrón Berbel
    Juan López de Uralde
    Carmen Valido Pérez
    Josep Vendrell Gardeñes
    Miguel Vila Gámez
    Noelia Vera Ruiz-Herrera
    Aina Vidal Sáez
    Raimundo Viejo
    Jordi Xuclà i Costa
    Juan Pedro Yllanes Suárez

    Senate
    Vanessa Angustia Gómez
    José Ramón Arrieta Arrieta
    Joan Comorera
    María Freixanet Mateo
    Óscar Guardingo Martínez
    Pilar Lima
    María José López Santana
    Carles Mulet
    Jordi Navarrete
    María Concepción Palencia García
    Idoia Villanueva Ruiz

    National Assembly
    Hugo Martínez Abarca

    European Parliament
    Miguel Urbán MEP
    Ernest Urtasun MEP

  • Slovakia

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Slovakia supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

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

    [PARTNERS] [COLLAPSE_O]

    Slovakia voted against 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, Slovakia voted against 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”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Slovakia, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    [COLLAPSE_C]

    [PARTNERS]

    Human Rights Institute

    website 

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Slovakia›

    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.

  • Romania

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Romania supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

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

    [PARTNERS] [COLLAPSE_O]

    Romania voted against 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”.

    On the opening day of the TPNW negotiating conference in 2017, Romania joined the United States and several other states in protesting the treaty-making process.

    In 2016, Romania voted against 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”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Romania, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    [COLLAPSE_C]

    [PARTNERS]

    UN Youth Association of Romania

    website


    Romanian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 

    website


    Group of European Youth for Change 

    website

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Romania›

    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.

  • Portugal

    Nuclear-weapon endorser

    Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

    Has not yet joined TPNW

    [HIGHLIGHTS]

    Portugal supports the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, as indicated by its endorsement of various alliance statements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), of which it is a member.

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

    [PARTNERS] [COLLAPSE_O]

    Portugal voted against 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, Portugal voted against 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”.

    In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Portugal, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

    [COLLAPSE_C]

    [PARTNERS]

    Portuguese Medical Association for the Prevention of Nuclear War 

    [LOCALSUPPORT]

    Support for TPNW Get involved with ICAN in Portugal›

    ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

    These are the Belgian elected representatives that support and promote the TPNW:

    Duarte Alves
    Lara Martinho
    José Manuel Pureza
    Alexandre Quintanilha
    João Vasconcelos

    Portugal European Parliament
    Ana Gomes MEP
    Carlos Zorrinho MEP