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Maldives

State with nuclear-free security policy

The Maldives 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 (26 Sept 2019) and ratified (26 Sept 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 (No data)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote*
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 No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force No
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

At the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Maldives said: 'When it comes to our common goal of nuclear disarmament, we cannot be complacent, nor lag behind. We must remember that every effort towards nuclear disarmament is a step towards strengthening international peace and security. It would foster greater economic development and enable more prosperity.' The Maldives also highlighted that it in 2019 ratified the TPNW and noted that it believes this instrument is 'critical' and urged 'those states that have not ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to do so as soon as possible'. See: bit.ly/3nS9exO.

Recommendations

  • The Maldives should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • The Maldives should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.
  • The Maldives should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.
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