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Mexico

State with nuclear-free security policy

Mexico was at the forefront of the diplomatic process towards a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, including during the negotiation of the TPNW in 2017. Mexico 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 (20 Sep 2017) and ratified (16 Jan 2018)
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 (38%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
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 Yes (Tlatelolco)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD Yes
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Mexico said: 'The 75 years of the United Nations also remind us of the 75 years of the nuclear era. [...] Let's not forget that the first resolution of the UN General Assembly was on nuclear disarmament. Therefore, around these commemorations it is impossible to avoid the fact that the total elimination of nuclear weapons is the unfinished business of the UN'. [...] For decades, Mexico has reiterated that the only guarantee against the use and threat of nuclear weapons is to prohibit and eliminate them. Therefore, we are pleased that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is about to enter into force.' See: bit.ly/3fxq5mn.

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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