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Liechtenstein

Speaking in the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Liechtenstein said: 'Liechtenstein reiterates our commitment to ratifying the TPNW after having signed the Treaty in 2017 at the earliest possibility.'

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
ENTRY INTO FORCE
DECLARATION
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2021
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations 40%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol Yes
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No
Member of the CD No

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The statement continued: 'Liechtenstein has joined the collective effort to abolish nuclear weapons, and therefore welcomes the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January 2021. The TPNW enhances the legal framework for nuclear disarmament and brings it into line with regimes for the other weapons of mass destruction. We look forward to contributing to the First Meeting of States Parties'.1

In response to questions asked in Parliament in 2020, Liechtenstein's government said that, before ratifying the TPNW, it must address issues related to its customs union with Switzerland.

Liechtenstein was one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called 'upon all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date'.3

Recommendations

  • Liechtenstein should urgently ratify the TPNW.
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