The Treaty of Pelindaba established the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE). AFCONE plays a key role in advancing the peaceful application of nuclear science and technology in Africa and in bringing much-needed support to States Parties to fully benefit from nuclear sciences and technology applications in the areas of health, agriculture and energy. AFCONE is also actively engaged in global and regional efforts towards disarmament and non-proliferation.
- Address Urgent Needs of the States Parties (Peaceful Nuclear Applications in Health, Agriculture, Water, Industry, Energy- Safety and Security including Legislation and Regulations – Safeguards- Verification, Radioactive Waste Management;
- Capacity Building in Nuclear Science and Technology;
- Optimal Use of Existing Infrastructure available in Africa;
- Develop Communication and Awareness plans to promote the noble objectives of the Pelindaba Treaty;
- Encourage All the African States to be Party to the Treaty;
- Partnership Building with all Regional and International organisations implementing Peaceful Nuclear Application.
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)
To be the African Organization leader promoting Nuclear Disarmament, preventing Nuclear Proliferation and coordinating and developing all the efforts, including of cooperation, at the continental level, towards Safe and Secure Nuclear Science and Technology and Programs for Peaceful Applications targeting Sustainable Social and Economic Development chartered by the AU Agenda 2063.