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Central African Republic

The Central African Republic did not take part in the adoption of the TPNW on 7 July 2017 but was one of the first states to sign the Treaty. The Treaty has not yet been submitted to the National Assembly for approval.

TPNW Status

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
ENTRY INTO FORCE
DECLARATION
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 no (2022)
Participated in 1MSP (2022) No
1MSP delegation size (% women) N/A
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Did not vote
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Did not vote
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ No (Signed 1996, Pelindaba)
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1970)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2010)
Party to the BWC Yes (Ratified 2018)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 2006)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol Yes
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

In May 2022, the Central African Republic chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom held a dialogue with parliamentarians on ratification of the TPNW.

Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, the African Group in the UN, of which the Central African Republic is a member, recalled the entry into force of the ‘landmark’ TPNW and reaffirmed its ‘full support’ for the declaration and action plan adopted at the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (1MSP). The African Group, moreover, urged ‘all members of the international community, especially nuclear-weapon states and those under the so-called nuclear umbrella, to seize the opportunity to sign and ratify the Treaty at an early date and to pursue the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world’.1

The Central African Republic voted no on the annual UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW in 2022, apparently in error.

Recommendations

  • The Central African Republic should urgently ratify the TPNW.
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