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Sweden

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Sweden voted in favour of adopting the TPNW at the UN Diplomatic Conference on 7 July 2017, but the government has decided to not adhere to the Treaty for the time being. Sweden maintains policies and practices that are compliant with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty, and can therefore sign and ratify it without making changes to existing practices or policies.

Latest developments and background

Sweden abstained on the UN General Assembly resolution in 2018, before announcing in July 2019 that it would "refrain from signing or pursuing ratification of the TPNW at the present time." The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also indicated, however, that Sweden might reassess its position following the NPT review conference in 2020, and that Sweden will participate in the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW as an observer. There has been extensive debate in the Swedish Parliament and in the media about the government's decision to not adhere to the TPNW. (bit.ly/2kr6r3l)

Recommendations

  • Sweden should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
Signed
No
Adhered
No
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) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (45%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Vote on UNGA resolution 2018 Abstained
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 Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD Yes
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes