AFCONE is the Secretariat of the African Nuclear Weapon Free-Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty), whose main mission is to contribute to the strengthening of international peace and security through ensuring the commitment of African States to Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. AFCONE also contributes to the wellbeing of African States through the promotion of safe and secure peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
AFCONE is the leading nuclear organization in Africa, uniquely mandated to oversee and coordinate nuclear activities and cooperation in Africa, with a view to fostering international peace and security, and engendering sustainable development in Africa.
The African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) is participating in the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), taking place at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York, from 1 – 26 August 2022. READ MORE
The African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) is pleased to announce its new Executive Secretary, Enobot Agboraw, engaged from 1 July 2022.
He succeeds Mr. Messaoud Baaliouamer of Algeria.
Executive Secretary Agboraw is a national of Cameroon. He holds a master’s degree in nuclear reactor science and engineering from the University of London.
He was previously employed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and brings over 30 years of experience in nuclear diplomacy, non-proliferation, and the promotion of peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy to the position.
As Executive Secretary, he aims to:
– foster peace and security through the effective implementation of the Pelindaba Treaty,
– enhance cooperation between African States on the exploitation of nuclear energy,
– promote Africa’s voice in global nuclear discourse,
– advocate for increasing African participation in the life cycle of its nuclear resources, and
– encourage greater African participation in steering cooperative efforts to harness the benefits of safe and secure peaceful nuclear applications.
NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE ZONES
- Treaty of Tlatelolco (33 States)
- Treaty of Pelindaba (52 States)
- Treaty of Semipalatinsk (5 States)
- Treaty of Bangkok (10 States)
- Antarctic Treaty
- Treaty of Rarotonga (13 States)