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Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo ratified the TPNW in a high-level ceremony at the UN in New York on 22 September 2022.

20 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2022 (Ratification)
21 Dec 2022
Deadline 20 Jan 2023 (Passed)
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2021
(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
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations 29%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol Yes
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No (Signed, Pelindaba)
Member of the CD Yes

Latest developments

DR Congo was one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called 'upon all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date'.1

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, DR Congo welcomed the entry into force of the TPNW and said that it looked forward to the convening of the First Meeting of States Parties in 2022.2

Cri de Secours contre la Prolifération des Armes Légères en Afrique (CRISPAL) and other partner organizations of ICAN in DR Congo met with members of Parliament in October 2021 to encourage swift action to ratify the TPNW.3


  • DR Congo should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • DR Congo should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
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