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Democratic Republic of the Congo

State with nuclear-free security policy

The Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 Sep 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) Did not vote
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (29%)
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 No (Signed, Pelindaba)
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

At the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Democratic Republic of the Congo said it 'has reaffirmed its unwavering commitment in favor of international peace and security by signing [the TPNW], which strengthens the NPT.' It also encouraged 'all peace-loving countries' to accede to the Treaty. It added that '[t]he management of Covid-19 has shown that we share a single planet and that we are all vulnerable. No one is safe if the world is not. And collective security requires the renunciation of proliferation and the commitment to disarmament.' See: bit.ly/2UMdAtF.

Recommendations

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
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