gh                                              GHANA

Region   Western Africa
UN membership date   08-Mar-57
Population (000, 2018)  29 464a
Surface area (km2)  238 537b
Capital city   Accra
National currency  Ghana Cedi (GHS)


Weapons of Mass Destruction

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

 03/10/1996  14/06/2011  
Convention on Nuclear Safety  30/08/2011  06/07/1995  01/06/2011  
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material  15/11/2002
 

 16/10/2002
Environmental Modification Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of Military or any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques    21/03/1978  22/06/1978  

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  06/06/1975  
Chemical Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction 08/08/1997  14/01/1993  09/07/1997  
Nuclear Terrorism Convention: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism  
 06/11/2006

   
1925 Geneva Protocol: Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare       03/05/1967
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water    08/08/1963  27/11/1963  
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  

 01/07/1968  05/05/1970  
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    11/02/1971  09/08/1972  
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 27/06/2011  

         

 

Conventional weapons

International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)  21/03/2016 24/09/2013  22/12/2015  
Convention on Cluster Munitions   03/12/2008

 03/02/2011  
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  01/12/2000  04/12/1997  30/06/2000  
Firearms Protocol: Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition    


   14/01/2014
Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare    

   
         
Regional Instruments
Entry into force 
 
 Signed

Ratified 
Acceded 
ECOWAS Convention: ECOWAS Convention on the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Munitions and Other Related Materials   14/06/2006    

 

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=74&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=74&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=74
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) N/A
 70eSession(2015)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7652419/ghana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7653953/ghana-26th-rev.pdf

 71e Session(2016)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7660991/ghana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7662750/ghana.pdf
 72e Session(2017)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16152855/statement-by-ghana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16153750/statement-by-ghana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16154120/statement-by-ghana.pdf
 73e Session(2018)  

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/19409784/ghana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20304250/general-debate-statement-ghana.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20304887/ghana.pdf

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