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Guyana Guyana


States with nuclear-free security policies

Guyana 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

On 19-20 June 2019, Guyana and ICAN co-hosted a regional forum in Georgetown to promote adherence to the TPNW. ( Speaking at the UN General Assembly on 26 September 2019, Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karen Cummings, said that the TPNW "aims to transform the regional norm of the Caribbean against the possession of nuclear weapons into a global norm.” (


  • Guyana should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Guyana should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented into national law.
  • Guyana should bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA.
Yes (20 Sep 2017)
Ratified (20 Sep 2017)
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 (50%)
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 No
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force No
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes