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Gambia

In the 2021 UN General Assembly, Gambia associated itself with a statement in the First Committee by the African Group, which said: 'Given the slow progress and frustration that has characterized nuclear disarmament for so many years, the TPNW marks a watershed in the drive to rid the world of nuclear weapons.'

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
26 Sep 2018 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 15 Mar 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 25%
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 No (Signed)
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Pelindaba)
Member of the CD No

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The statement continued: 'It is our hope that the nuclear weapon states and those under the so-called nuclear umbrella would seize this opportunity to sign and ratify the treaty as well as pursuit the goal of a nuclear weapon free world'.1

Speaking 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 Gambia called upon 'the international community to intensify its efforts towards convincing the nuclear-weapons states not to abandon their commitments, especially as they concern non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament.'2

Recommendations

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