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The Bahamas has consistently voted in favour of the annual UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, including in 2022, when it was also a co-sponsor.

TPNW Status

19 Sep 2023
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 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
Safeguards agreement Yes (12 Sep 1997)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol No
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

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.

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