Haiti ratifies Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Vienna: Haiti has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) with the
United Nations Secretary-General on 1 December 2005, bringing the total number of ratifications to 126. The number of
ratifying States in the Latin America and the Caribbean geographical region now stands at 22.
The CTBT bans all nuclear weapons test explosions or any other nuclear explosions. Drafted at the Conference on
Disarmament in Geneva and adopted by the General Assembly on 10 September 1996, the Treaty was opened for signature on
24 September 1996 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
To enter into force, the CTBT must be signed and ratified by the 44 States listed in Annex 2 to the Treaty. These
States formally participated in the work of the 1996 session of the Conference on Disarmament and possessed nuclear
power or research reactors at that time. To date, 33 of the Annex 2 States have ratified the Treaty.
A total 176 States have so far signed the Treaty. The 126 States that have deposited their instruments of ratification
of the CTBT are Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria*, Argentina*, Australia*, Austria*, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh*,
Belarus, Belgium*, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil*, Bulgaria*, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada*, Chile*, Cook
Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo*, Denmark,
Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland*, France*, Gabon, Georgia, Germany*, Greece, Grenada,
Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary*, Iceland, Ireland, Italy*, Jamaica, Japan*, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya,
Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico*, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco,
Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands*, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway*, Oman, Panama,
Paraguay, Peru*, Philippines, Poland*, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea*, Romania*, Russian Federation*, Rwanda, Saint
Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore,
Slovakia*, Slovenia, South Africa*, Spain*, Sudan, Sweden*, Switzerland*, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey*, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine*, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland*, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Venezuela.
* States whose ratification is required for entry into force.