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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines participated in the Second Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (2MSP) in November and December 2023 but did not make a statement.

TPNW Status

8 Dec 2017
31 Jul 2019 (Ratification)
22 Jan 2021
Received 1 Feb 2021
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2023
(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
UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote) Voted yes (2023)
Participated in 2MSP (2023) Yes
1MSP delegation size (% women) 5 (100%)
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ Yes (Ratified 1992, Tlatelolco)
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1984)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2009)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 1999)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 2002)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (8 Jan 1992)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Original)
Additional Protocol No
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

During the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly in September 2023, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, remarked that ‘war and conflict rage senselessly across the globe’ and ‘in at least one case, Ukraine, the principal adversaries – the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and Russia – may unwittingly open the gates to a nuclear Armageddon’.1

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2023, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines delivered a statement on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), in which the group reiterated its ‘support for all measures that promote the complete elimination of nuclear weapons’.2


  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.

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