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Nicaragua

State with nuclear-free security policy

Nicaragua 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 (22 Sep 2017) and ratified (19 Jul 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) Abstained
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (33%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote
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
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD No (Observer)
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, Nicaragua stated: 'There is no Plan B to save Mother Earth from a nuclear catastrophe, the only guarantee to prevent use or threat of weapons of mass destruction and its non-proliferation is the total and absolute elimination of nuclear weapons. We look forward to the prompt entry into force and universalization of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted in 2017, which prohibits for the first time in history, the possession, use and the threat of the use of nuclear weapons and even of nuclear tests. Nicaragua has ratified this Treaty, which complements the NPT, in accordance with its Article VI.' See: bit.ly/399HH6P.

Recommendations

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