GABON

Region   Middle Africa
UN membership date   20-Sep-60
Population (000, 2018)  2 068a
Surface area (km2)  267 668b
Capital city   Libreville
National currency  CFA Franc, BEAC (XAF)c


Weapons of Mass Destruction

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

07/10/1996 20/09/2000  
Convention on Nuclear Safety  

     
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material  20/03/2000
 

 19/02/2008
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  16/08/2007 16/08/2007
Chemical Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction 08/10/2000  13/01/1993  08/09/2000  
Nuclear Terrorism Convention: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism  31/10/2007
 10/09/1963  09/03/1964  
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    10/09/1963  20/02/1964  
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  

    19/02/1974
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  12/06/2007  

         

 

Conventional weapons

International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)   25/09/2013    
Convention on Cluster Munitions  

   
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)         01/10/2007
CCW Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, BoobyTraps and Other Devices    

  22/09/2010
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        22/09/2010
Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction  01/03/2001  03/12/1997  08/09/2000  
Firearms Protocol: Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition    


   22/09/2010
Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare    

   
         
Regional Instruments
 Entry into force

 Signed
 
 Ratified
 
 Acceded
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 25/09/2012  

 

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=70&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=70&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=70
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/media2/703883/gabon.pdf

art.unmeetings.org/media2/703883/gabon.pdf

 69e Session (2014)  N/A
 70eSession(2015) http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7653134/gabon-16th-fr.pdf
 71e Session(2016)  N/A
 72e Session(2017)  N/A
 73e Session(2018)
 
http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/19408475/gabon.pdf

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