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Cuba

Cuba was one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called 'upon all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date'.[1]

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
30 Jan 2018 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 26 Feb 2021 (Late)
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2021
(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
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations 43%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol Yes
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Tlatelolco)
Member of the CD Yes

Latest developments

Speaking in the 2021 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Foreign Minister of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, said: 'We call for the universalisation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which clearly states not only the inhumane, immoral and ethically indefensible character of these weapons, but also their illegal nature. Cuba takes pride in having been the fifth State to ratify it; of being part of the first nuclear-weapon-free zone in a densely populated area of the planet and belonging to the first region of the world to proclaim itself as a zone of peace.'2

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.
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