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Burkina Faso

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso, Olivia Ragnaghnewendé Rouamba, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony at the UN in New York on 22 September 2022. In a speech at the United Nations later that week, she said that nuclear weapons ‘constitute a threat to the survival of all humanity because of their humanitarian consequences’.[1]

TPNW Status

22 Sep 2022
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2022
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote) Voted yes (2023)
Participated in 1MSP (2022) Observer
1MSP delegation size (% women) 5 (0%)
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ Yes (Ratified 1998, Pelindaba)
Party to the NPT Yes (Ratified 1970)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2002)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 1991)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 1997)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (17 Apr 2003)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol Yes
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

In a letter to ICAN on 8 December 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs advised that Burkina Faso ‘will take the necessary steps in connection with the ratification of the [TPNW] in accordance with its commitment to building a peaceful, secure and prosperous world free of all nuclear weapons’.2

Burkina Faso attended as an observer the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (1MSP) in Vienna in June 2022, where it stated: ‘Burkina Faso’s support for the TPNW is unwavering, ... We commit ourselves to make all necessary steps to join it as soon as possible.’2

At the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, Burkina Faso welcomed the TPNW’s entry into force, adding: ‘We are convinced that this Treaty complements the NPT.’3


  • Burkina Faso should urgently ratify the TPNW.

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