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Cambodia

State with nuclear-free security policy

Cambodia has signed and ratified the TPNW and is a state party from 22 April 2021. Cambodia is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1.

TPNW status
Signed (9 Jan 2019) and ratified (22 Jan 2021)
Compliance with prohibitions in TPNW Article 1(1)
Art 1(1)(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) Transfer Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
Vote on negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (25%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Last vote on UNGA resolution Voted yes
Fissile material
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (military/civilian) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Bangkok)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

Cambodia ratified the TPNW on 22 January 2021, the day that the Treaty as a whole entered into force. At the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Cambodia's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ouch Borit said: 'The existence of nuclear weapons stands in direct contradiction to the objectives of the United Nations Charter, which calls on the global community to safeguard international peace and security while promoting development. Yet the existence of nuclear weapons threatens humanity and the planet as a whole. Cambodia reaffirms its commitment to global nuclear disarmament and calls on all States to come together, and through multilateral negotiation and compromise, to ensure total elimination of nuclear weapons.' See: bit.ly/3qAbTxY, bit.ly/2ILaCn1.

Recommendations

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