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Kazakhstan

State with nuclear-free security policy

Kazakhstan inherited nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union but renounced them and has since advocated for nuclear disarmament. Kazakhstan is a state party to the TPNW from 22 January 2021.

TPNW status
Signed (2 Mar 2018) and ratified (29 Aug 2019)
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 (0%)
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 1,000–10,000 kg
Plutonium stocks (military/civilian) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Semipalatinsk)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Member of the CD Yes
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

Kazakhstan, which has suffered the consequences of Soviet nuclear testing, said in First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly that it believes that further advancing the TPNW 'is the right path forward for the international community. We should build on our past and accelerate momentum for the speedy entry into force of the Treaty and other disarmament instruments, including the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.' See: bit.ly/33eWolb.

Recommendations

  • Kazakhstan should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Kazakhstan should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures, including by requesting that Russia refrain from all testing of nuclear-capable missiles at Sary Shagan.
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