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Guatemala

Guatemala ratified the TPNW a week before the Treaty's First Meeting of States Parties in June 2022. With Guatemala’s ratification, Central America became the first entire region to join the TPNW.

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
13 Jun 2022 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
11 Sep 2022
DECLARATION
Deadline 11 Oct 2022
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 60%
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 No (Observer)

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Guatemala said: 'As a nation with a peaceful vocation, we celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which constitutes a firm step that legally obliges the elimination of nuclear weapons [...] My country reiterates its position that the Treaty complements the objectives of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and strengthens its three fundamental pillars.'1

Guatemala 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'.2

Recommendations

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