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Mexico

Mexico was one of the states that played a leading role in bringing about the diplomatic process towards a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons and ensuring the ultimate success of the negotiations in 2017.

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
16 Jan 2018 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 22 Jan 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 38%
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 Cleared
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Tlatelolco)
Member of the CD Yes

Latest developments

In a statement to the 2021 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Foreign Secretary of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, hailed the TPNW's entry into force as a 'milestone' and a 'special moment in the history of the United Nations'. He called upon all states that have not yet done so to join the TPNW and 'to welcome this development that contributes to a safer and more peaceful world'.1

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Mexico said that the entry into force of the TPNW 'has strengthened the norm that stigmatises a type of weapon that is inherently immoral'.2

Mexico 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

  • Mexico should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Mexico should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
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