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Namibia

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Namibia said: 'We are pleased that [the TPNW] entered into force in January this year, as we consider it an ethical and moral imperative in the quest to advance international law and a big leap towards the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.'[1]

SIGNATURE
8 Dec 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
20 Mar 2020 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 21 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 20%
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 Yes
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC No
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Pelindaba)
Member of the CD No

Latest developments

Namibia 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

Namibia also associated itself with a statement by the African Group in the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, which said: 'Given the slow progress and frustration that has characterized nuclear disarmament for so many years, The TPNW marks a watershed in the drive to rid the world of nuclear weapons. [...] It is our hope that the nuclear weapon states and those under the so-called nuclear umbrella would seize this opportunity to sign and ratify the treaty as well as pursuit the goal of a nuclear weapon free world'.3

Recommendations

  • Namibia should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Namibia should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
  • Namibia should upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol with the IAEA. Namibia should also adhere to the BWC.
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