Country Profile: Burundi


The Republic of Burundi is one of the smallest African countries, bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the African Great Lakes region.  Burundi gained its independence in 1962 and is today a presidential representative democratic republic.

Capital: Bujumbura

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


  • Member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 2009
  • Member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) since 1964
  • Signed Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1997
    • Ratified in 2003
  • Signed Arms Trade Treaty in 2013
  • Signed Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1972
    • Ratified in 2011
  • Signed Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1993
    • Ratified in 1998
  • Signed Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996
    • Ratified in 2008
  • Acceded to Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in 2012
  • Signed Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008
    • Ratified in 2009
  • Signed International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) in 2006
    • Ratified in 2008
  • Signed Kinshasa Convention in 2011
  • Signed Outer Space Treaty in 2967
  • Signed Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963
  • Signed Treaty of Pelindaba in 1996
    • Ratified in 2009
  • Signed Sea-bed Treaty in 1971
  • Acceded to the Treaty for the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1971


  • Member of the Africa Group
  • Member of the African Union
  • Member of the G-77



UN State Summary

Ratification of Treaties & Membership in International Organizations Related to Disarmament