|Signed (21 Sep 2017) and ratified (26 Sep 2019)|
|Compliance with prohibitions in TPNW Article 1(1)|
|Art 1(1)(a)||Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire||Compliant|
|Possess or stockpile||Compliant|
|Art 1(1)(c)||Receive transfer or control||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|
|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 (Bangkok)|
|Ratified the CTBT||Yes|
|Party to the PTBT||Yes|
|Member of the CD||No|
|IAEA CSA in force||Yes|
|IAEA AP in force||No (Signed 2014)|
|Party to the CWC||Yes|
|Party to the BWC||Yes|
In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Lao PDR highlighted its ratification in 2019 of the TPNW and said it 'welcomes those states which have already submitted their instrument of ratification and accession of TPNW. In this regard, we call upon other states that have not yet done so, to join the Treaty in order to facilitate an early entry into force of the Treaty, so that it can further contribute to the realization of making our world free from nuclear weapons.' See: bit.ly/3l6MRD2.
- Lao PDR should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Lao PDR should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Lao PDR should bring into force its Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.