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Cuba

State with nuclear-free security policy

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

TPNW status
Signed (20 Sept 2017) and ratified (30 Jan 2018)
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 (43%)
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 No
Party to the PTBT No
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

Speaking in First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Cuba reiterated its call on all states to sign and ratify the TPNW, which it said it was proud to already have ratified. Cuba also said: '[T]he COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge posed to all, generating a crisis of several and devastating effects not only for health but also on economy, trade and our societies in general, while nuclear stockpiles are being modernized and enlarged, under the pretext of concepts or military doctrines of defense and security, which continue to threaten humanity.' See: bit.ly/36TESUx.

Recommendations

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