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Bolivia

Bolivia 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
16 Apr 2018
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
6 Aug 2019 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 18 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 Yes (Original)
Additional Protocol No (Signed 2019)
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
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Tlatelolco)
Member of the CD No

Latest developments

Speaking in the 2021 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Bolivia said: 'Nuclear disarmament is not only an international legal obligation. It is a moral imperative. We believe that it is neither defensible nor sustainable that some States argue that nuclear weapons are an indispensable guarantor, legitimate and timeless protection of its own safety and that of its allies. As long as such weapons exist, it is almost inconceivable that one day they will not be used, either by accident, miscalculation or deliberately. And that would be catastrophic. There is no doubt, as long as a single State has nuclear weapons, there will be others who want to have them. For this reason, we value and highlight the entry into force of the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which, being a legally binding international agreement, gives us hope that one day nuclear weapons will be eliminated in their entirety.'2

Recommendations

  • 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.
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