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Sudan

Sudan is believed to be working on upgrading its status from TPNW signatory to state party.

TPNW Status

SIGNATURE
22 Jul 2020
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
ENTRY INTO FORCE
DECLARATION
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) No
1MSP delegation size (% women) N/A
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Abstained
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ No (Signed 1996, Pelindaba)
Party to the NPT Yes (Ratified 1973)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2004)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 2003)
Party to the CWC Yes (Acceded 1999)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (7 Jan 1977)
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

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Sudan said: ‘More efforts must be made for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, and without achieving this goal, there will be no lasting peace and security.’1

Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, the African Group in the UN, of which Sudan is a member, recalled the entry into force of the ‘landmark’ TPNW and reaffirmed its ‘full support’ for the declaration and action plan adopted at the Treaty's First Meeting of States Parties (1MSP). The African Group, moreover, urged ‘all members of the international community, especially nuclear-weapon states and those under the so-called nuclear umbrella, to seize the opportunity to sign and ratify the Treaty at an early date and to pursue the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world’.2

Recommendations

  • Sudan should urgently ratify the TPNW.

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

  • Sudan should ratifiy the Pelindaba NWFZ Treaty, which it signed in 1996.

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