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Maldives

The Government of Maldives issued a statement on the occasion of the TPNW’s entry into force on 22 January 2021, describing the Treaty as 'a clear manifestation of the importance attached by the international community to find common solutions'.[1]

SIGNATURE
26 Sep 2019
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
26 Sep 2019 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 22 Feb 2021
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 No data available
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote*
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Did not vote*
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol No
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

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Maldives urged 'those states who have not yet ratified the Treaty to do so as soon as possible'.2

Maldives was also 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

  • 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 with the IAEA.

* After the vote on the TPNW on 7 July 2017, the Maldives informed the Secretariat that it had intended to vote in favour (A/72/206, note 2)

1) https://bit.ly/3sALJhH

2) https://bit.ly/3Ka3ZEz

3) https://bit.ly/3vC2Wcz

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