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Chile

State with nuclear-free security policy

Chile has signed the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1, but has not yet ratified the Treaty.

TPNW status
Signed (20 Sept 2017), not ratified
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 (14%)
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 (Tlatelolco)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD Yes
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

A 'priority bill' on the ratification of the TPNW has been submitted to Chile's Congress and will be considered for the 2021 legislative agenda. In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Chile stated: 'Our country's commitment to disarmament and non-proliferation is clear. Proof of this is Chile's signature of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the last category of weapons of mass destruction not prohibited explicitly through a legally binding instrument, which paves a promising path towards the common goal of a nuclear-weapons-free world, strengthening and complementing the current legal architecture on the matter.' See: bit.ly/3pH8sFo.

Recommendations

  • Chile should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
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