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Jamaica

State with nuclear-free security policy

Jamaica is a state party to the TPNW from 22 January 2021 and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

TPNW status
Signed (8 Dec 2017) and ratified (23 Oct 2020)
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 (50%)
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 (Tlatelolco)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

In a statement on the occasion of its ratification of the TPNW on 23 October 2020, Jamaica said: 'Ratification of the TPNW fulfills Jamaica’s international obligation under Article 6 of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. We view the TPNW as an indispensable part of the global disarmament framework. This Treaty’s entry into force will move us closer to our objective of a total ban on the possession of certain types of weapons, an achievement which would advance our efforts to secure international peace and security.' It also reiterated its call on 'all States that have not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to consider doing so.' See: bit.ly/2L6SR21.

Recommendations

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