Monday, November 26, 2012
Second Conference of States Parties to the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
The African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Pelindaba, was signed in Cairo in 1996 and entered into force on 15 July 2009. The Treaty prohibits the research, development, manufacture, stockpiling, acquisition, testing, possession, and stationing of nuclear explosive devices in the territory of States Parties as well as the dumping of radioactive waste. The Treaty further prohibits attacks against nuclear installations in the zone and requires States Parties to maintain the highest standards of physical protection of nuclear material, facilities and equipment, which are to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes.