The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons currently has a total
of 125 States parties and 4 signatories.
High Contracting Parties
Signatories to the CCW
For information on ratifying or acceding to the Convention and its annexed Protocols
please click here.
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
Go to Top
States not parties
|State||Date of signature|
|Egypt||10 April 1981|
|Nigeria||26 January 1982|
|Sudan||10 April 1981|
|Viet Nam||10 April 1981|
Promoting ASEAN Universalization to the Convention
Photo with ASEAN representatives
The representatives of Permanent Missions to the United Nations at Geneva of ASEAN countries meet with Mr. Jesus S. Domingo, President of the 2012 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties, together with the staff of CCW Implementation Support Unit, Mr. Bantan Nugroho, Head of CCW-ISU, and Ms. Hine-Wai Loose, Political Affairs Officer of CCW-ISU.
|UN Member States which are not parties to the CCW|
|Andorra ||Ethiopia||Myanmar||Thailand |
|Azerbaijan||Ghana||Oman||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Barbados ||Guyana||Papua New Guinea||United Republic of Tanzania|
|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|
|Congo ||Malawi||Solomon Islands|
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea ||Malaysia||Somalia |
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Marshall Islands||South Sudan|
|Equatorial Guinea||Micronesia, Federated States of||Swaziland|| |
|Eritrea||Mozambique||Syrian Arab Republic|