Argentina 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.
Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, Argentina delivered a statement on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC, which described the TPNW as contributing to a pathway for the elimination of nuclear weapons in a verifiable, time-bound manner.2
More than two dozen deputies of the National Congress of Argentina signed an ICAN parliamentary pledge in 2022 to work for Argentina’s signature and ratification of the TPNW.3
- Argentina should comply with its existing obligation under Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and pursue negotiations in good faith on nuclear disarmament.
- Argentina should urgently adhere to the TPNW. Until it is in a position to do so, it should welcome the TPNW as a valuable component in the global disarmament and non-proliferation architecture, work with the Treaty's states parties on practical steps towards disarmament, and attend the meetings of states parties as an observer.
- Argentina should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA.