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Bangladesh

Bangladesh was one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 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]

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
26 Sep 2019 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 21 Feb 2021
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2021
(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
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations 0%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol Yes
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No
Member of the CD Yes

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Bangladesh said that its 'commitment to general and complete disarmament is total and unvielding. It is our constitutional obligation and remains a fundamental tenet for our peace and foreign policy objectives. Guided by these principles Bangladesh continues to remain at the forefront in assuming higher obligations under all major multilateral disarmament treaties. It falls from that same conviction that we ratified the TPNW. We welcome the coming into force of the treaty and would like to see as a matter of priority its full implementation by all, including the nuclear-weapon possessing states.'2

Recommendations

  • Bangladesh should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Bangladesh should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
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