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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone was one of five states that signed the TPNW on 22 September 2022 at a high-level ceremony at the UN in New York.

SIGNATURE
22 Sep 2022
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 0%
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 (Approved June 2021)
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 Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes
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, Sierra Leone said that it was 'pleased with the progress made so far with the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons' but noted that 'more remains to be done, especially by nuclear-weapon states, as less progress has been made on nuclear disarmament'.1

Recommendations

  • Sierra Leone should urgently ratify the TPNW.
  • Sierra Leone should bring into force its Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.
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