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In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Myanmar said of the TPNW: 'we sincerely wish to ratify it as soon as possible'.

26 Sep 2018
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
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW
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 0%
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 Yes (Original)
Additional Protocol No (Signed 2013)
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 Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Bangkok)
Member of the CD Yes

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In the statement, Myanmar also said: 'The dangers of nuclear weapons posed by their very continued existences and modernization of any sorts may not be easily visible to the general populace, but everything could go wrong if anything went wrong with nuclear weapons, and the history tells us that there have been numerous nuclear close calls. Therefore, the total elimination of nuclear weapons is the only absolute guarantee against their use or threats of use. [...] Even though we are still yet nowhere near our ultimate goal of nuclear disarmament, we believe the [TPNW] is the quintessential instrument in reinforcing norms against nuclear weapons. The entry into force of this treaty on 22 January of this year is welcome progress and a crucial achievement for the nuclear disarmament agenda. We believe that it will contribute to making the world free of nuclear weapons.'1

Myanmar 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'.2


  • Myanmar should urgently ratify the TPNW.
  • Myanmar should bring into force its Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.
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