Country Profile: Honduras


The Republic of Honduras is a Central American country located in the Caribbean Sea. Honduras borders Guatemala and El Salvador to the west and Nicaragua to the south. Honduras is a representative democratic republic that gained its independence in 1821.

Capital: Tegucigalpa

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


  • Joined the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in 1995
  • Signed Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968
    • Ratified in 1973
  • Signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1993
    • Ratified in 2005
  • Signed Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1972
    • Ratified in 1979
  • Signed Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996
    • Ratified in 2003
  • Signed the Treaty of Tlatelolco in 1967
    • Ratified in 1968
  • Signed the Outer Space Treaty in 1967
  • Signed the Sea-bed Treaty in 1971
  • Signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in 2013
    • Ratified in 2017
  • Signed the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1997
    • Ratified in 1998
  • Acceded to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in 2003
  • Signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2008
    • Ratified in 2012
  • Acceded to the Convention on Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD) in 2010
  • Signed the Inter-American Convention in Firearms in 1997
    • Ratified in 2004
  • Signed the Inter-American Convention on Transparency on 2001
  • Acceded to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (CPPNM) in 2004
  • Signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in 2017



  • Member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)
  • Member of the G-77
  • Member of the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
  • Member of the Organization for American States (OAS) since 1948



  • Chair of the 2008 session of the United Nations First Committee



UN State Summary

Ratification of Treaties & Membership in International Organizations Related to Disarmament