Addressing the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (1MSP) in Vienna in June 2022, Bolivia said that the meeting ‘must be the effective beginning of the path towards the total prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons’.
|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)||Yes|
|1MSP delegation size (% women)||1 (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||Yes (Ratified 1969, Tlatelolco)|
|Party to the NPT||Yes (Ratified 1970)|
|Ratified the CTBT||Yes (Ratified 1999)|
|Party to the BWC||Yes (Ratified 1975)|
|Party to the CWC||Yes (Ratified 1998)|
|IAEA safeguards and fissile material|
|TPNW Art 3(2) deadline||N/A|
|Small Quantities Protocol||Yes (Original)|
|Additional Protocol||No (Signed 2019)|
|Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants||No|
At the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, Bolivia said that the TPNW reinforces the NPT ‘so that the states fulfil their commitments and obligations’. It called on all states that have not yet done so to join the TPNW.2 In a closing statement to the NPT Review Conference, Bolivia 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
Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, Bolivia said that the TPNW ‘gives us hope that one day nuclear weapons will be totally eliminated’, adding that the political declaration and action plan adopted at the 1MSP ‘will help set the course for the implementation of the Treaty and constitute important steps towards our common goal of a world free of nuclear weapons’.4
- Bolivia should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Bolivia should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Bolivia should bring into force its Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.