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Chile

State with nuclear-free security policy

Chile is a state party to the TPNW from 22 December 2021 and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

TPNW status
Signed (20 Sep 2017) and ratified (23 Sep 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 (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

Chile's foreign minister Andrés Allamand deposited his country's instrument of ratification of the TPNW with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Miguel de Serpa Soares. In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Chile stated that the TPNW '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 continue to encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
  • Chile should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
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