Continental nuclear-free zone

Established on April 11, 1996, following the signing of the Treaty of Pelindaba by the 49 of the 53 members of the Organization of African Unity, African became a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone.

      April 11, 1996

Additional Information:

  • African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty – Wikipedia
    The African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Pelindaba (named after South Africa’s main Nuclear Research Centre, run by The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation and was the location where South Africa’s atomic bombs of the 1970s were developed, constructed and subsequently stored), establishes a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Africa.
  • African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (ANWFZ) Treaty (Pelindaba …
    In 1961, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) first adopted a resolution, which called upon Member States to consider and respect the continent of Africa as a de-nuclearized zone.
  • African Nuclear Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty) | IAEA
    Guided by the declaration on the Denuclearization of Africa, adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (hereinafter referred to as OAU) at its first ordinary session, held at Cairo from 17 to 21 July 1964 (AHG/Res. 11(1)), in which they solemnly declared their readiness to undertake, through an international agreement to be concluded under United Nations auspices, not to manufacture or acquire control of nuclear weapons
  • Africa as a nuclear-weapon-free zone | Centre for International …
    The entry into force on July 15 of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Pelindaba, was largely ignored by the world’s mainstream news media.
  • African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty and Protocols
    The African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (‘‘the Treaty’’), also known as the Treaty of Pelindaba, was the product of a 32-year effort seeking a nuclear weapon-free Africa.

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