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Status of countries regarding the Partial Test Ban Treaty

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What you should know about this indicator

  • The status "Signed" means that a country accepts a treaty without a legal commitment.
  • The status "Approved" means that the country has legally committed to a treaty.
  • The status "Not signed" means that the country has neither signed nor committed to a treaty.
  • The status "Withdrawn" means that the country has withdrawn from its legal commitment to a treaty.
Status of countries regarding the Partial Test Ban Treaty
The treaty's objective is to stop nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere, in outer space, and under water. A country's position on a treaty can be , , or .
Source
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (2024) – with major processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
January 23, 2024
Next expected update
January 2025
Date range
1963–2023

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

Since 1978, the United Nations has been publishing the status of multilateral Arms Regulation and Disarmament Agreements, presenting data on signatories, parties of relevant agreements and the texts of the agreements themselves.

Retrieved on
January 23, 2024
Citation
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United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs - Treaties Database (2024).

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Notes on our processing step for this indicator
  • Countries are classified as "Approved" if they have either a "Ratification", "Accession", or "Succession" action (as defined by UNODA).
  • Countries are classified as "Signed" if they only have a "Signatory" action (as defined by UNODA).
  • Countries are classified as "Withdrawn" if they have a "Withdrawal" action (as defined by UNODA).
  • Countries are classified as "Not signed" if they have none of the previous actions.

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“Data Page: Status of countries regarding the Partial Test Ban Treaty”, part of the following publication: Bastian Herre, Pablo Rosado, Max Roser and Joe Hasell (2024) - “Nuclear Weapons”. Data adapted from United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/partial-nuclear-test-ban-treaty [online resource]
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United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (2024) – with major processing by Our World in Data

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United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (2024) – with major processing by Our World in Data. “Status of countries regarding the Partial Test Ban Treaty” [dataset]. United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, “Treaties Database” [original data]. Retrieved June 15, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/partial-nuclear-test-ban-treaty