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Haiti

State with nuclear-free security policy

Haiti voted in favour of adopting the TPNW at the UN Diplomatic Conference in 2017, but has not yet adhered to the Treaty. Haiti maintains policies and practices that are compliant with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty, and can therefore sign and ratify it without making changes to existing practices or policies.

TPNW status
Not signed, not ratified, not acceded
Compatibility with prohibitions in TPNW Article 1(1)
Art 1(1)(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compatible
Test Compatible
Possess or stockpile Compatible
Art 1(1)(b) Transfer Compatible
Art 1(1)(c) Receive transfer or control Compatible
Art 1(1)(d) Use Compatible
Threaten to use Compatible
Art 1(1)(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compatible
Art 1(1)(f) Seek or receive assistance Compatible
Art 1(1)(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compatible
TPNW voting and participation
Vote on negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Did not vote
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (25%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Last vote on UNGA resolution Did not vote
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 (Tlatelolco)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT No (Signatory)
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 No (Signatory)

Latest developments

Haiti did not cast a vote on the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, or 2020. As a member of CARICOM, Haiti aligned itself with the group's statement in First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, which highlighted the TPNW and called 'for the denuclearization of all areas of the world.' See: bit.ly/2UN9K3n.

Recommendations

  • Haiti should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
  • Haiti should also ratify the BWC.
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