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El Salvador

TPNW supporters

El Salvador has signed and ratified the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

Latest developments and background

At the High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in the UN on 26 September 2019, El Salvador said: “´[B]earing in mind that the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons are a clear threat to peace, El Salvador, which adheres strictly to Article VI of the NPT, has participated in the negotiation process of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and ratified it in its entirety on the 30th of January 2019. This is the first international instrument that is legally binding prohibiting the use, threat of use, possession, development, acquisition of this type of weapon of indiscriminate effect, the only weapons that not have been prohibited under other international legislation.” (bit.ly/2obwUU6)

Recommendations

  • El Salvador should encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • El Salvador should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented into national law.
Signed
Yes (20 Sep 2017)
Adhered
Ratified (30 Jan 2019)
Compliance with article 1(1) of the TPNW
Art 1(1)(a) The prohibition on developing, producing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring Compliant
The prohibition on testing Compliant
The prohibition on possessing or stockpiling Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) The prohibition on transferring Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) The prohibition on receiving transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) The prohibition on using Compliant
The prohibition on threatening to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) The prohibition on assisting prohibited activities Compliant
The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) The prohibition on allowing stationing, installation, or deployment Compliant
TPNW process
Vote on mandate resolution (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (0%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Vote on UNGA resolution 2018 Voted yes
Fissile material
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Civilian plutonium stocks
Fissile material production No
Related treaties and mechanisms
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Tlatelolco)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes