|TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2022|
|(a)||Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire||Compliant|
|Possess or stockpile||Compliant|
|(c)||Receive transfer or control||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 (2022)|
|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 1977, Tlatelolco)|
|Party to the NPT||Yes (Acceded 1976)|
|Ratified the CTBT||Yes (Ratified 2007)|
|Party to the BWC||Yes (Acceded 1986)|
|Party to the CWC||Yes (Ratified 2009)|
|IAEA safeguards and fissile material|
|TPNW Art 3(2) deadline||N/A|
|Small Quantities Protocol||Yes (Modified)|
|Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants||No|
At the end of 2022, the Bahamas was one of only two states in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that had not yet become a state party to or signed the TPNW. In a statement to the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, CARICOM announced that all of its member states are now either states parties or signatories to the TPNW or ‘in the process of acceding to' the Treaty.1.
The Bahamas 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.
- The Bahamas should urgently adhere to the TPNW.
- The Bahamas should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA.