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State of Palestine

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Palestine has signed and ratified the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

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Palestine signed the TPNW on 20 September 2017 and deposited its instrument of ratification on 22 March 2018.


  • Palestine should encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Palestine should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented into national law.
Yes (20 Sep 2017)
Ratified (22 Mar 2018)
Compliance with article 1(1) of the TPNW
Art 1(1)(a) The prohibition on developing, producing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring Compliant
The prohibition on testing Compliant
The prohibition on possessing or stockpiling Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) The prohibition on transferring Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) The prohibition on receiving transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) The prohibition on using Compliant
The prohibition on threatening to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) The prohibition on assisting prohibited activities Compliant
The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) The prohibition on allowing stationing, installation, or deployment Compliant
TPNW process
Vote on mandate resolution (A/RES/71/258) N/A
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (60%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Vote on UNGA resolution 2018 N/A
Fissile material
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Civilian plutonium stocks
Fissile material production No
Related treaties and mechanisms
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No
Ratified the CTBT No
Party to the PTBT No
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force No (SQP approved)
IAEA AP in force No
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes