Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh

TPNW supporters

Bangladesh has signed and ratified the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

Latest developments and background

Bangladesh' Minister for Foreign Affairs, A. K. Abdul Momen, deposited the government's instrument of ratification on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2019, during a special High-Level Ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York. Speaking at a plenary session of the UN General Assembly the same day, Minister Momen said: "The TPNW, once entered into force, can serve as an important international instrument for stigmatizing nuclear weapons and sending an unequivocal message about the inhumane and indiscriminate impact of use of nuclear weapons. We encourage other member states to join us as one of the first 50 ratifying states on the road towards the Treaty’s entry into force. We see success of TPNW as a critical building block". (bit.ly/2obwUU6)

Recommendations

  • Bangladesh should encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Bangladesh should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented into national law.
Signed
Yes (20 Sep 2017)
Adhered
Ratified (26 Sep 2018)
Compliance with article 1(1) of the TPNW
Art 1(1)(a) The prohibition on developing, producing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring Compliant
The prohibition on testing Compliant
The prohibition on possessing or stockpiling Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) The prohibition on transferring Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) The prohibition on receiving transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) The prohibition on using Compliant
The prohibition on threatening to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) The prohibition on assisting prohibited activities Compliant
The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) The prohibition on allowing stationing, installation, or deployment Compliant
TPNW process
Vote on mandate resolution (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (0%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Vote on UNGA resolution 2018 Voted yes
Fissile material
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Civilian plutonium stocks
Fissile material production No
Related treaties and mechanisms
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD Yes
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes