BOTSWANA

Region   Southern Africa
UN membership date   17-Oct-66
Population (000, 2018)  2 333a
Surface area (km2)  582 000b
Capital city   Gaborone
National currency  Pula (BWP)


Weapons of Mass Destruction

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

16/09/2002  28/10/2002  
Convention on Nuclear Safety  

     
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material   19/10/2000
 

05/02/1992
Environmental Modification Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques        

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   26/07/2016
Chemical Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction 30/09/1998     31/08/1998
Nuclear Terrorism Convention: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism  
 

   
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  04/03/1968    15/01/1968  05/01/1968
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  

 11/02/1971 10/11/1972  
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   09/06/1998 09/06/1998  

         

 

Conventional weapons

International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)        
Convention on Cluster Munitions   03/12/2008  27/06/2011  
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  01/09/2000 03/12/1997  01/03/2000  
Firearms Protocol: Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition    


   
Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare    

   
         
Regional Instruments
Entry into force
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
SADC Protocol: Protocol on Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Related Materials in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region   19/11/2010 06/02/2017  

 

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=26&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=26&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=26
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)  

https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/media2/432541/botswana.pdf

https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/media2/703831/botswana.pdf

 69e Session (2014)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/4652661/botswana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/4654069/botswana.pdf

 70eSession(2015)  

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7652590/botswana-statement-unga70-first-committees-general-debate-13oct2015.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7654042/botswana-27th.pdf

 71e Session(2016)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7661388/republic-of-botswana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7662904/botswana.pdf

 72e Session(2017)  

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16152903/statement-by-botswana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16154163/botawana.pdf

 73e Session(2018)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/19408446/botswana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/21102277/botswana-69th-mtg-march-1.pdf

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