AFCONE Press Release on Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons

26 October 2020

The African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) has been informed with great pleasure about the deposit with the Secretary-General of the 50th instrument of ratification or accession of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and therefore, the meeting of  the conditions for the entry into force of the Treaty, next 22 January 2021.

The AFCONE takes this opportunity to congratulate the African states that have ratified the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), to encourage the African states signatories to engage at the earliest the national ratification procedure, and calls on all the AU member states to develop every effort in order to build on this dynamic move towards regional and global peace and security, through the signature and ratification of the Pelindaba Treaty and the TNPW.