DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Region   Middle Africa
UN membership date   20-Sep-60
Population (000, 2018)  84 005a
Surface area (km2)  2 344 858b
Capital city   Kinshasa
National currency  Congolese Franc (CDF)


Weapons of Mass Destruction

International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
CTBT: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty  

 04/10/1996 28/09/2004  
Convention on Nuclear Safety  

     
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material  21/10/2004
 

 21/09/2004
Environmental Modification Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques    28/02/1978    

Biological Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction
 
 10/04/1972  28/01/1977  
Chemical Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction 11/11/2005  14/01/1993  12/10/2005  
Nuclear Terrorism Convention: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism  02/03/2010
 

   23/09/2010
1925 Geneva Protocol: Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare        
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water    12/08/1963  28/10/1965  
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  

 17/09/1968  04/08/1970  
Sea-bed Treaty: Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floorand in the Subsoil Thereof        
Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare  

     
         
Regional Instruments
Entry into force
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
         
 Treaty of Pelindaba: African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty    11/04/1996    

         


Conventional weapons

International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)        
Convention on Cluster Munitions   18/03/2009

   
CCW: Convention On Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects (With Protocols I, Ii And Iii)        
CCW Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, BoobyTraps and Other Devices    

   
CCW Protocol V: Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects        
Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction  01/11/2002      02/05/2002
Firearms Protocol: Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition    


  28/10/2005
Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare    

   
         
Regional Instruments
 Entry into force

  Signed
 
 Ratified

 Acceded
Khartoum Declaration: Khartoum Declaration on the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons across the Neighbouring Countries of Western Sudan   23/05/2012    
Kinshasa Convention: Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Ammunition and All Parts and Components that can be used for Their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly   19/11/2010    
SADC Protocol: Protocol on Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Related Materials in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region  08/11/2004 14/08/2001    
Nairobi Declaration: The Nairobi Declaration on the Problem of the Proliferation of Illicit Small Arms And Light Weapons in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn Of Africa   15/03/2000    
Nairobi Protocol: The Nairobi Protocol for the Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa  05/05/2006 21/04/2004  14/06/2005  

Transparency InstrumentsMore Details
   
United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA) http://www.poa-iss.org/Poa13/CountryProfiles/CountryProfileInfo.aspx?CoI=46&pos=1000
International Tracing Instrument: International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons http://www.poa-iss.org/InternationalTracing/InternationalTraicingInfo.aspx?CoI=46&pos=1000
UN Register of Conventional Arms http://www.un-register.org/HeavyWeapons/Index.aspx
Military Expenditures Database http://www.un-arm.org/MilEx/CountryProfile.aspx?CountryId=46
UNSCR 1540- National Reports http://www.un.org/en/sc/1540/national-implementation/national-reports.shtml
UNSCR 1540- National Implementation Action Plans  
   
   


Statements: First Committee UN General Assembly (Disarmament and International Security)

 Session  Statements
 68e Session(2013)  N/A
 69e Session (2014)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/4653191/drc.pdf

 70eSession(2015) N/A
 71e Session(2016) N/A
 72e Session(2017)  N/A
 73e Session(2018)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20303839/drc.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20304374/drc.pdf

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