Country Profile: Barbados


Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean Sea, situated approximately 100 miles from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Barbados is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy that gained its independence in 1966.

Capital: Bridgetown

Barbados does not possess any nuclear power plants, research reactors, or other nuclear facilities.


  • Joined the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in 1983
  • Signed Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968
    • Ratified in 1980
  • Succeeded to the 1925 Geneva Protocol in 1976
  • Acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 2007
  • Signed Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1973
    • Ratified in 1973
  • Signed Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 2008
    • Ratified in 2008
  • Acceded to the Outer Space Treaty in 1968
  • Signed the Treaty of Tlatelolco in 1968
    • Ratified in 1969
  • Signed the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1997
    • Ratified in 1999
  • Signed the Inter-American Convention on Firearms in 2001
    • Ratified in 2004
  • Signed the Inter-American Convention on Transparency in 2001
    • Ratified in 2004
  • Signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in 2013
    • Ratified in 2015



  • Member of the G-77
  • Member of the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
  • Member of the Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Founding member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)



UN State Summary

Ratification of Treaties & Membership in International Organizations Related to Disarmament