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San Marino

During the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly in September 2022, San Marino's Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luca Beccari, urged all states committed to the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world to join the TPNW. ‘Only by honouring and reinvigorating our multilateral agreements will we be able to put humanity on a new path towards a world free of nuclear weapons,’ he said.[1]

TPNW Status

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
26 Sep 2018 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 9 Mar 2021
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2022
(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 1MSP (2022) Yes
1MSP delegation size (% women) 2 (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 No
Party to the NPT Yes (Ratified 1970)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2002)
Party to the BWC Yes (Ratified 1975)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 1999)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (21 Sep 1998)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol No
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

San Marino participated in the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (1MSP) in June 2022, but did not make a statement.

At the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, San Marino said that nuclear weapons ‘do not bring security’ but rather their mere existence ‘results in a great risk for humanity’. It stressed that it is in ‘the interest of the very survival of humanity that nuclear weapons are never used again, under any circumstances’. It also welcomed the TPNW’s adoption and entry into force, as well as the Vienna Declaration and Action Plan adopted at the 1MSP, and said: ‘This Treaty represents a new step towards the implementation of Article VI of the NPT and towards our shared goal of a world without nuclear weapons.’2 In a closing statement to the NPT Review Conference, San Marino and 64 other TPNW supporters urged ‘all states committed to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons to join the TPNW without delay’.3

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, San Marino said that the TPNW’s entry into force represented ‘a historic milestone in our disarmament architecture’ and welcomed the increasing number of signatories and parties.4

San Marino was one of the co-sponsors for the 2022 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.’5

Recommendations

  • San Marino should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.

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

  • San Marino should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA.

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