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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda participated in the Second Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW in November and December 2023 but did not make a statement.

TPNW Status

SIGNATURE
26 Sep 2018
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
25 Nov 2019 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 19 Feb 2021
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2022
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote) Voted yes (2023)
Participated in 1MSP (2022) No
1MSP delegation size (% women) N/A
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ Yes (Ratified 1983, Tlatelolco)
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1985)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2006)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 2003)
Party to the CWC Yes (Acceded 2005)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (9 Sep 1996)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol Yes
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

Antigua and Barbuda was one of the co-sponsors for the 2023 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called upon ‘all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date’.1

Recommendations

  • Antigua and Barbuda should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.

  • Antigua and Barbuda should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.

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