The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons currently has a total
of 125 States parties and 4 signatories.
High Contracting Parties
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(updated on 17 June 2020)
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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
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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
|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|
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.