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  • Saint Lucia

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Has signed the TPNW

    Has ratified the TPNW


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

    Allen Chastanet, the prime minister of Saint Lucia, signed the treaty on 27 September 2018. The country’s instrument of ratification was deposited with the UN secretary-general on 23 January 2019.

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


    Saint Lucia 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, Saint Lucia 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”.

    Saint Lucia 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.

    Saint Lucia 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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    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.

  • 19 States Party & 69 signatories: the Nuclear Ban Treaty gains support at record pace

    At a high-level ceremony in New York on 26 September coordinated by ICAN and a cross-regional group of governments, a group of states marked the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in a very special way: by signing and ratifying the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. With 9 new signatories and 4 new ratifications, the Nuclear Ban Treaty now has 69 signatories and 19 States party. It has also set a record pace for the speed with which it is moving towards becoming law, compared to other treaties on weapons of mass destruction, such as the conventions on chemical and biological weapons, and nuclear testing and proliferation. The treaty will enter into force when 50 countries have signed and ratified, or acceded to, it.

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