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Equatorial Guinea

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Equatorial Guinea, Simeón Oyono Esono Angue, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony at the UN in New York on 22 September 2022. The day before, Equatorial Guinea also ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

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) No
1MSP delegation size (% women) N/A
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 (Acceded 2003, Pelindaba)
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1984)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2022)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 1989)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 1997)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement No (Approved 1986)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol No
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

On the occassion of Equatorial Guine's signature of the TPNW, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simeón Oyono Esono Angue, said: 'Today the world needs the promise of a future without the fear of annihilation that nuclear weapons can cause,' adding that the TPNW formalises Equatorial Guinea's 'firm international conviction that any use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable, regardless of its justification.’1

Equatorial Guinea was one of the co-sponsors for the 2022 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.'2

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Equatorial Guinea said that it signed the TPNW based on its commitment ‘to be a contributor to world peace and security, helping to strengthen world regulations against nuclear weapons and promoting efforts towards their total abolition’. It also called on countries that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the Treaty. 3

In a closing statement to the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, Equatorial Guinea and 64 other TPNW supporters urged ‘all states committed to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons to join the TPNW without delay’.4


  • Equatorial Guinea should urgently ratify the TPNW.

  • Equatorial Guinea should bring into force its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA and conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol .

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