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The status of the TPNW

As of 20 February 2021, the TPNW has 54 states parties while a further 34 states have signed but not yet ratified. Thus, in total, 88 states (or 44.7% of all states) are either states parties or signatories to the Treaty. This means that we are approaching a situation where half of all states will have accepted binding obligations in international law under the TPNW.

Criteria for TPNW support

Number Category Criterion
1 States parties States that have either signed and ratified or have acceded to the TPNW.
2 Signatories States that have signed the TPNW but not yet ratified it.
3 Other supporters States that are not in category 1 or 2 but whose most recent vote in the UN on the TPNW (on the adoption of the Treaty on 7 July 2017 or on the subsequent annual UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW) was 'yes'.
4 Undecided All states that are not in category 1 or 2 and whose most recent vote in the UN on the TPNW (on the adoption of the Treaty on 7 July 2017 or on the subsequent annual UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW) was an abstention, or that never participated in such a vote.
5 Opposed All states that are not in category 1 or 2 and whose most recent vote in the UN on the TPNW (on the adoption of the Treaty on 7 July 2017 or on the subsequent annual UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW) was 'no'

The states bringing the TPNW into force
What did the adopting states do?



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