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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines associated itself with a statement by CARICOM in the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, which said: 'Although CARICOM is located in a nuclear free zone, we are not immune from the consequences of the most dangerous weapons on earth. In this regard we welcome the TPNW’s entry into force of January of 2021 and view this as an extraordinary achievement. CARICOM looks forward to engage constructively in the first meeting of state parties'.[1]

SIGNATURE
8 Dec 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
31 Jul 2019 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 1 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 No data available
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
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 No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Tlatelolco)
Member of the CD No

Latest developments

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also associated itself with a declaration issued by OPANAL on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2021. In this statement, the 33 member states of OPANAL reiterated 'the call upon all States, in particular nuclear-weapon States, to eliminate the role of nuclear weapons in their security and defence doctrines', recalled 'their participation in the adoption and recent entry into force of the [TPNW]', and noted that the TPNW, Treaty of Tlatelolco, NPT and CTBT, once in force, 'are not mere declarations of intention, since they are a suitable legal basis for the process aimed at completely eliminating all nuclear weapons in a transparent, verifiable and irreversible manner forever.'2

Recommendations

  • 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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