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Ecuador

In a statement to 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 Ecuador, Mauricio Montalvo, said that the TPNW’s entry into force was 'undoubtedly a victory for humanity', and he pledged to continue promoting its universalization.[1]

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
25 Sep 2019 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 19 Feb 2021
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 33%
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 Yes (Modified)
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 Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Tlatelolco)
Member of the CD Yes

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Ecuador said: 'Ecuador celebrates the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and invites all States to sign and ratify it. We support the ongoing process towards the First Meeting of States Parties'.2

Ecuador 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'.3

Recommendations

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