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Addressing the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (1MSP) in Vienna in June 2022, Bangladesh stated: ‘We must now redouble our efforts for full and effective implementation of the Treaty … At the same time, we must relentlessly work for universal adherence.’[1]

TPNW Status

20 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2019 (Ratification)
22 Jan 2021
Received 21 Feb 2021
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) Yes
1MSP delegation size (% women) 6 (0%)
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 No
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1979)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2000, Annex 2 state)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 1985)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 1997)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (11 Jun 1982)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol Yes
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

At the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, A. K. Abdul Momen, said that Bangladesh’s ratification of the TPNW demonstrated its ‘unflinching commitment to the total elimination of nuclear weapons’. He welcomed the Treaty’s entry into force in 2021 and the adoption of ‘its landmark 50-point Vienna action plan’, and added: ‘We believe the TPNW will serve as a critical component in strengthening the NPT … We call upon states that are yet to join TPNW to do so without any delay, to attain universal application of this Treaty. We would like to see, as a matter of priority, its full implementation by all, including the nuclear-weapon-possessing states and nuclear-umbrella states.2

In a closing statement to the NPT Review Conference, Bangladesh and 64 other TPNW supporters urged ‘all states committed to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons to join the TPNW without delay’.3

During the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly in September 2022, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, highlighted her country’s ratification of the TPNW in 2019 as evidence of its full commitment ‘to complete disarmament’.4

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Bangladesh said: ‘Our position towards nuclear weapons is unambiguously clear. We believe that these weapons secure no one; instead, they endanger everyone’s security. Hence, the ultimate guarantee of security lies only in the total elimination of nuclear weapons. It was from that conviction we ratified the [TPNW].’5


  • 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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