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Sao Tome and Principe

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in July 2021 that a ratification memorandum for the TPNW had been prepared and would soon be submitted to the Cabinet, after which the approval of the Parliament would be sought.[1]

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
ENTRY INTO FORCE
DECLARATION
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 No (Approved 2019)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Approved 2019
Additional Protocol No (Approved 2019)
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 No (Signed)
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No (Signed, Pelindaba)
Member of the CD No

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Sao Tome and Principe associated itself with a statement by the African Group which said: 'Given the slow progress and frustration that has characterized nuclear disarmament for so many years, the TPNW marks a watershed in the drive to rid the world of nuclear weapons. [...] It is our hope that the nuclear weapon states and those under the so-called nuclear umbrella would seize this opportunity to sign and ratify the treaty as well as pursuite the goal of a nuclear weapon free world'.2

Recommendations

  • Sao Tome and Principe should urgently ratify the TPNW.
  • Sao Tome and Principe should bring into force its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the IAEA.

1) Communications from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ICAN, 1 July 2021

2) https://bit.ly/3ps3zl6

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