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Republic of Moldova

Moldova voted in favour of adopting the TPNW at the UN Diplomatic Conference in 2017. In 2023, Moldova abstained from voting on the annual UN General Assembly on the TPNW, having voted in favour of the resolution from 2018 to 2022. Moldova maintains policies and practices that are compatible with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the TPNW, and can therefore sign and ratify or accede to the Treaty without the need for a change in conduct.

TPNW Status

TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compatibility in 2023
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compatible
Test Compatible
Possess or stockpile Compatible
(b) Transfer Compatible
(c) Receive transfer or control Compatible
(d) Use Compatible
Threaten to use Compatible
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compatible
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compatible
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compatible
TPNW voting and participation
UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote) Abstained (2023)
Participated in 2MSP (2023) No
1MSP delegation size (% women) N/A
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Did not vote
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ No
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1994)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2007)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 2005)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 1996)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (17 May 2006)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol Yes
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2023, the Republic of Moldova said that ‘[f]ull adherence to the existing normative framework regulating arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation is imperative’ and highlighted ‘the critical need of working back from the nuclear rhetoric and pursuing the disarmament-related goals set in the [NPT]’.1

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Moldova said that it ‘is fully committed to the disarmament agenda with [the] UN playing a central role in ensuring the universalisation and implementation of existing treaties’.2


  • Moldova should urgently adhere to the TPNW.

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