Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Disarmament and Arms Control Treaties

Weapons of Mass Destruction
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
Antarctic Treaty 23.06.1961    
Bangkok Treaty: Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone 27.03.1997 16.07.1996
BTWC: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction 26.03.1975 20.03.1973
CANWFZ: Treaty on the Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia 21.03.2009    
CPPNM:  Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material 08.02.1987   29.09.2010 
CPPNM 2005 Amendment 08.05.2016    
CTBT: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Not yet entered into force 05.10.2000  
CWC: Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction 29.04.1997 25.02.1997
Geneva Protocol: Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare 08.02.1928   20.05.1989
ICSANT: International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism 07.07.2007
NPT: Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 05.03.1970 20.02.1970
Partial Test Ban Treaty: Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water 10.10.1963 10.02.1965
Treaty of Rarotonga: South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty 11.12.1986
Sea-Bed Treaty: Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof 18.05.1972 19.10.1971

 

Conventional Weapons
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
ATT: Arms Trade Treaty  24.12.2014    
CCM: The Convention on Cluster Munitions 01.08.2010 18.03.2009
CCW: Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects 02.12.1983   03.01.1983
CCW Amendment Article 1 18.05.2004      
CCW protocol I:  Protocol on Non-Detectable Fragments 02.12.1983   03.01.1983
CCW protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 02.12.1983   03.01.1983
CCW Amended Protocol II: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices 03.12.1998      
CCW Protocol III: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons 02.12.1983   03.01.1983
CCW Protocol IV: Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons 30.07.1998
CCW Protocol V: Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War 12.11.2006 02.02.2012
The Hague Declaration (IV,3): Declaration (IV,3) concerning Expanding Bullets 04.09.1900
Mine Ban Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction 01.03.1999
St. Petersburg Declaration: Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of Explosive Projectiles Under 400 Grammes Weight 11.12.1868

 

Other
Treaty Treaty’s
Entry into Force
Signed Ratified Acceded
ENMOD: Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques 05.10.1978 05.10.1978  
Treaty on Open Skies 01.01.2002
Outer Space Treaty: Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies 10.10.1967 27.11.1972
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Programme of Action

United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA)

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