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Eswatini

It is believed that the TPNW was submitted to Eswatini's Parliament for ratification in 2021, but no action has yet been taken.

SIGNATURE
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
ENTRY INTO FORCE
DECLARATION
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compatibility in 2021
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compatible
Test Compatible
Possess or stockpile Compatible
(b) Transfer Compatible
(c) Receive transfer or control Compatible
(d) Use Compatible
Threaten to use Compatible
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compatible
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compatible
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compatible
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 0%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Did not vote
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 (Pelindaba)
Member of the CD No

Latest developments

Eswatini did not cast a vote on the adoption of the TPNW at the UN Diplomatic Conference in 2017 but has consistently voted in favour of the annual UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW, including in 2021, when it was also a co-sponsor of the resolution.1

Eswatini said in the First Committee of the 2018 UN General Assembly that it welcomed the adoption of the TPNW as an 'essential building block' to the elimination of nuclear weapons, and that it was 'involved in internal processes to become a party to the treaty soon'.2

Eswatini maintains policies and practices that are compatible with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the TPNW, and can therefore sign and ratify or accede to the Treaty without the need for a change in conduct.

Recommendations

  • Eswatini should urgently adhere to the TPNW.
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