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States with nuclear-free security strategies

The Maldives has signed and ratified the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

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The Maldives’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, signed and deposited the country’s instrument of ratification for the TPNW on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2019, during a special High-Level Ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York. Speaking at a plenary session of the UN General Assembly on the same day, Minister Shahid said that the Maldives ratified the TPNW because it strongly believes in “our shared commitment as a member state to the principles enshrined in the UN Charter and also because the well-being, prosperity and advancement of humanity is a collective responsibility of all.” (


  • The Maldives should encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • The Maldives should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented into national law.
Yes (26 Sep 2019)
Ratified (26 Sep 2019)
Compliance with article 1(1) of the TPNW
Art 1(1)(a) The prohibition on developing, producing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring Compliant
The prohibition on testing Compliant
The prohibition on possessing or stockpiling Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) The prohibition on transferring Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) The prohibition on receiving transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) The prohibition on using Compliant
The prohibition on threatening to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) The prohibition on assisting prohibited activities Compliant
The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) The prohibition on allowing stationing, installation, or deployment Compliant
TPNW process
Vote on mandate resolution (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (No data)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote*
Vote on UNGA resolution 2018 Voted yes
Fissile material
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Civilian plutonium stocks
Fissile material production No
Related treaties and mechanisms
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