Country Profile: Cote d'Ivoire



The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire is located on the western coast of Africa and is bound by Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, and Ghana to the east. Cote d’Ivoire is a presidential republic that gained its independence in 1960.

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Cote d’Ivoire does not possess any nuclear power plants, research reactors, or other nuclear facilities.



  • Joined the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in 1973
  • Signed Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968
    • Ratified in 1973
  • Signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1993
    • Ratified in 1995
  • Signed Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1972
    • Ratified in 2016
  • Acceded to the 1925 Geneva Protocol in 1970
  • Signed Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996
    • Ratified in 2003
  • Signed the Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963
    • Ratified in 1965
  • Acceded to the Sea-bed Treaty in 1972
  • Signed the Pelindaba Treaty in 1996
    • Ratified in 1999
  • Acceded to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) in 2012
  • Acceded to the Convention on the Physical protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) in 2012
  • Acceded to the 2005 CPPNM Amendment in 2016
  • Signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008
    • Ratified in 2012
  • Deposited the instruments of acceptance of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in 2016
  • Signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in 2013
    • Ratified in 2015
  • Signed the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1997
    • Ratified in 2000
  • Signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in 2017



  • Member of the G-77
  • Member of the African Group
  • Member of the African Union
  • Member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)



  • Vice-Chair of the 1540 Committee in 2018/2019
  • Non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2018/2019



UN State Summary

Ratification of Treaties & Membership in International Organizations Related to Disarmament