SOUTH AFRICA

Region   Southern Africa
UN membership date   07-Nov-45
Population (000, 2018)  57 398a
Surface area (km2)  1 221 037b
Capital city   Pretoriac
National currency  Rand (ZAR)


Weapons of Mass Destruction

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

24/09/1996  30/03/1999  
Convention on Nuclear Safety  
24/03/1997
 20/09/1994  24/12/1996  
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material  17/10/2007
 18/05/1981 17/09/2007

 
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 03/11/1975  
Chemical Weapons Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction  29/04/1997  14/01/1993  13/09/1995  
Nuclear Terrorism Convention: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism  07/07/2007
 14/09/2005  09/05/2007  
1925 Geneva Protocol: Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare       24/05/1930
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water  10/10/1963      10/10/1963
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  

    10/07/1991
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  30/11/1973  
Treaty relating to the Use of Submarines and Noxious Gases in Warfare  

 06/02/1922  04/08/1922  
         
Regional Instruments
Entry into force
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
         
 Treaty of Pelindaba: African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty    11/04/1996  27/03/1998  

         

 

Conventional weapons

International Instruments
Entry into force 
Signed
Ratified
Acceded
Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)  24/12/2014 25/09/2013  22/12/2014  
Convention on Cluster Munitions   03/12/2008

 28/05/2015  
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)        13/09/1995
CCW Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, BoobyTraps and Other Devices    

   26/06/1998
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        24/01/2012
Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction  01/03/1999  03/12/1997 26/06/1998  
Firearms Protocol: Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition    
14/10/2002

 20/02/2004  
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  08/11/2004 14/08/2001 27/02/2003  

 

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=177&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=177&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=177
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/media2/432619/south-africa.pdf

https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/media2/703055/south-africa.pdf

https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/media2/703198/south-africa.pdf

https://papersmart.unmeetings.org/media2/703842/southafrica.pdf

 69e Session (2014)  

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/4653640/south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/4653940/south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/4654264/south-africa.pdf

 70eSession(2015)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7652076/south-africa-nac.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7652636/south-africa-13th.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7653190/south-africa-19th-nac.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7653271/south-africa-19th.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7653603/south-africa-22nd.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7653800/south-africa-26th.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7654052/south-africa-27th.pdf

 71e Session(2016)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7661025/south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7662762/south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/7662762/south-africa.pdf
 72e Session(2017)  

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16152479/statement-by-south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16153693/south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16153853/statement-by-south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16153896/statement-by-south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/16154456/statement-by-south-africa.pdf
 73e Session(2018)

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/19409331/south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/19409632/south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20304249/south-africa-1.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20304603/south-africa.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20304929/south-africa-cluster-4.pdf

http://statements.unmeetings.org/media2/20305218/south-africa-clu7.pdf

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