166 Note by Department of Foreign Affairs

Canberra, [January] 1971

Signatories to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Up to 5th March, 1970, the day the treaty came into force, the following 97 governments had signed it in one or more capitals on the date indicated. The list is complete since, with entry into force of the treaty, it is no longer open to countries to sign it. They can now only accede.

United Kingdom1 July 1968Laos"
U.S.S.R."Lebanon"
U.S.A."Liberia"
Afghanistan"Malaysia"
Austria"Mauritius"
Barbados"Mongolia"
Bolivia"Morocco"
Botswana"Nepal"
Bulgaria"New Zealand"
Ceylon"Nicaragua"
Chad"Nigeria
China, Republic of"Norway"
Colombia"Panama"
Costa Rica"Paraguay"
Cyprus"Peru"
Czechoslovakia"Philippines"
Dahomey"Poland"
Denmark"Roumania"
Dominican Republic"San Marino"
El Salvador"Senegal"
Finland"Somalia"
Ghana"Syria"
Greece"Togo"
Haiti"Tunisia"
Honduras"United Arab Republic"
Hungary"Uruguay"
Iceland"Venezuela"
Iran"Vietnam, Republic of"
Iraq"Ecuador9 July 1968
Ireland"Lesotho
Ivory Coast"Jordan10 July 1968
Kenya"Yugoslavia"
Korea, Republic of"Cameroon17 July 1968
Libya18 July 1968Southern Yemen14 Nov 1968
Congo (Kinshasa)22 July 1968Upper Volta25 Nov 1968
Canada23 July 1968Sudan24 Dec 1968
Mexico26 July 1968Italy28 Jan 1969
Guatemala"Turkey"
Luxembourg14 Aug 1968Jamaica14 Apr 1969
Kuwait15 Aug 1968Malta17 Apr 1969
Sweden19 Aug 1968Swaziland24 June 1969
Belgium20 Aug 1968Mali14 July 1969
Netherlands"Switzerland27 Now 1969
Trinidad & Tobago22 Aug 1968Germany, Federal Republic of28 Nov 1969
Malagasy Republic"Japan3 Feb 1970
The Gambia5 Sep 1968Singapore5 Feb 1970
Ethiopia"Australia27 Feb 1970
Maldive Islands11 Sep 1968
Yemen23 Sep 1968Indonesia2 Mar 1970

(The East German authorities also signed the treaty in Moscow on 1st July, 1968)

[NAA: A1838, 919/10/5 part 33]