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  • The Gambia

    Nuclear-weapon-free state

    Has signed the TPNW

    Has ratified the TPNW


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

    Adama Barrow, the president of the Gambia, signed the treaty on 20 September 2017. Mamadou Tangara, the minister for foreign affairs of the Gambia, deposited the country’s instrument of ratification with the UN secretary-general on 28 September 2018.

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

    The Gambia was the first African state to ratify or accede to the treaty.

    The Gambia 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 Gambia 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”.

    The Gambia 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 Gambia is a state party to the 1996 Treaty of Pelindaba, which established Africa 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.

  • West African nations push for entry into force of nuclear weapon ban treaty

    August 21, 2019

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