RWANDA

Region   Eastern Africa
UN membership date   18-Sep-62
Population (000, 2018)  12 501a
Surface area (km2)  26 338b
Capital city   Kigali
National currency  Rwanda Franc (RWF)


Weapons of Mass Destruction

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

30/11/2004 30/11/2004  
Convention on Nuclear Safety  

     
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material  28/07/2002
 

 28/06/2002
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  20/05/1975  
Chemical Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction 30/04/2004  17/05/1993  31/03/2004  
Nuclear Terrorism Convention: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism  
 
06/03/2006
   
1925 Geneva Protocol: Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare       11/05/1964
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water    19/09/1963  27/12/1963  16/12/1963
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  

   20/05/1975  
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  20/05/1975  
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 01/02/2007  

         

 

Conventional weapons

International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)   05/06/2013    
Convention on Cluster Munitions   03/12/2008

 25/08/2015  
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 03/12/1997 08/06/2000  
Firearms Protocol: Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition    


   04/10/2006
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   01/08/2011    
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 08/05/2005  

 

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=164&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 vhttp://www.poa-iss.org/InternationalTracing/InternationalTraicingInfo.aspx?CoI=164&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=164
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) N/A
 71e Session(2016) N/A
 72e Session(2017)  N/A
 73e Session(2018)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/19408481/rwanada.pdf

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