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Ghana

State with nuclear-free security policy

Ghana 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) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (18%)
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 Yes (Pelindaba)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD No (Observer)
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

Speaking in First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Ghana said: 'The detonation of a single nuclear weapon will create unbearable humanitarian and environmental consequences and open the floodgate of hell on earth. The only guarantee to avoid the far-reaching havoc of these weapons is to completely eliminate them. Fortunately, a prudent legal pathway towards eliminating nuclear weapons has been established by the adoption of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in 2017.' Ghana also stated that it was among the first countries to sign this 'landmark Treaty' and that its 'ratification process is still underway.' See: bit.ly/2IXCJip.

Recommendations

  • Ghana should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
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