Accession to the TPNW remained on Andorra's governmental agenda in 2022. Maria Ubach i Font, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra, wrote in 2019: 'I am confident that soon, once we complete our internal procedures, Andorra will be in a position to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.'
|TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compatibility in 2022|
|(a)||Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire||Compatible|
|Possess or stockpile||Compatible|
|(c)||Receive transfer or control||Compatible|
|Threaten to use||Compatible|
|(e)||Assist, encourage or induce||Compatible|
|(f)||Seek or receive assistance||Compatible|
|(g)||Allow stationing, installation, deployment||Compatible|
|TPNW voting and participation|
|UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote)||Voted yes (2022)|
|Participated in 1MSP (2022)||No|
|1MSP delegation size (% women)||N/A|
|Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017)||Did not vote|
|Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017)||Yes|
|Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258)||Voted no|
|Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties|
|Party to an NWFZ||No|
|Party to the NPT||Yes (Acceded 1986)|
|Ratified the CTBT||Yes (Ratified 2006)|
|Party to the BWC||Yes (Acceded 2015)|
|Party to the CWC||Yes (Acceded 2003)|
|IAEA safeguards and fissile material|
|TPNW Art 3(2) deadline||N/A|
|Small Quantities Protocol||Yes (Modified)|
|Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants||No|
In March 2021, as part of the Universal Periodic Review conducted by the UN Human Rights Council, Andorra said in response to a recommendation to sign and ratify the TPNW: ‘Andorra will examine this possibility.’2
Andorra voted in favour of adopting the TPNW at the UN Diplomatic Conference in 2021, and has consistently voted in favour of the annual UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW, including in 2022.
Andorra maintains policies and practices that are compatible with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the TPNW, and can therefore sign and ratify or accede to the Treaty without the need for a change in conduct.
- Andorra should urgently adhere to the TPNW.