High Contracting Parties and Signatories CCW

The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons currently has a total of 125 States Parties and 4 signatories.

For information on ratifying or acceding to the Convention and its annexed Protocols, please click here.

High Contracting Parties

(updated on 17 June 2020)

CCW Amend
Art.1
Protocol

I

Protocol

II

Amend Prot

II

Protocol

III

Protocol

IV

Protocol

V

HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES: 125 86 118 95 106 115 109 96
Afghanistan

Albania
Algeria
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Côte D’Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala  
Guinea-Bissau  
Holy See
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Lao PDR
Lebanon
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar  
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Nauru  
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger      
North Macedonia
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
State of Palestine
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Zambia

For more information on the depositary notifications, certified true copies, the status of relevant treaties, all other relevant documents and depositary-related information, please consult the United Nations Treaty Collection.

Signatories to the CCW

In accordance with its Article 3, the Convention was opened for signature “… by all States at United Nations Headquarters in New York for a period of twelve months from 10 April 1981.” Fifty States have signed the Convention within the timeframe established therein. Five of them have not yet acceded to it.

The Convention is now closed for signature. In accordance with Article 4, Paragraph 1, a State, which has not signed the Convention, may accede to it. Pursuant to Article 10, the instrument of accession shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations who is the Depositary.

States Signatories to CCW

State Date of signature
Egypt 10 April 1981
Nigeria 26 January 1982
Sudan 10 April 1981
Viet Nam 10 April 1981
States not parties to the CCW

States not parties

UN Member States which are not parties to the CCW
Andorra Ethiopia Myanmar Thailand
Angola Fiji Namibia Timor-Leste
Armenia Gambia Nepal Tonga
Azerbaijan Ghana Oman Trinidad and Tobago
Bahamas Guinea Palau Tuvalu
Barbados Guyana Papua New Guinea United Republic of Tanzania
Belize Haiti Rwanda Vanuatu
Bhutan Indonesia Saint Kitts and Nevis Yemen
Botswana Iran, Islamic Republic of Saint Lucia Zimbabwe
Brunei Darussalam Kenya Samoa
Central African Republic Kiribati San Marino
Chad Kyrgyzstan Sao Tome and Principe
Comoros Libya Singapore
Congo Malawi Solomon Islands
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Malaysia Somalia
Democratic Republic of the Congo Marshall Islands South Sudan
Dominica Mauritania Suriname
Equatorial Guinea Micronesia, Federated States of Swaziland
Eritrea Mozambique Syrian Arab Republic
Regional Groups

The High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons have organized themselves into a number of groups to facilitate their representation in the CCW meetings, as well as their preparations and discussions. The membership of these groups differs from those found in other forums, despite the similar names. Each group has a coordinator who may speak on behalf of the group and is responsible for organizing and chair meetings of that group.