Country Profile: Suriname


The smallest sovereign state in South America, the Republic of Suriname is located on the Atlantic coast and is bordered by Guyana, French Guiana, and Brazil. Suriname is a presidential republic that became an independent state as recently as 1975 and remains one of the most ethnically diverse in the world in terms of its population, which hails from Dutch, African, Caribbean, and South American roots.

Capital: Paramaribo

There are no nuclear power plants or research reactors in Suriname.


  • Member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) since 1983
  • Acceded to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1993
  • Signed Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1997
    • Ratified in 2002
  • Signed Arms Trade Treaty in 2013
    • Ratified in 2018
  • Signed and ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1997
  • Signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1997
    • Ratified in 2006
  • Signed Inter-American Convention on Firearms in 1997
    • Ratified in 2008
  • Acceded to Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1993
  • Succeeded to the Treaty for the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1976
  • Signed Treaty of Tlatelolco in 1976
    • Ratified in 1977


  • Member of G-77
  • Member of the Latin America and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
  • Member of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)



The Government of the Republic of Suriname

UN State Summary

Ratification of Treaties & Membership in International Organizations Related to Disarmament