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Thailand

TPNW supporters

Thailand was at the forefront of the diplomatic process towards a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, including during the negotiation of the TPNW in 2017. Thailand has signed and ratified the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

Latest developments and background

On 31 August 2018, Thailand, together with New Zealand and UNODA, hosted a regional workshop in Bangkok, to promote adherence to the TPNW (bit.ly/2m2Sucd). On 26 September 2019, Thailand stated at the UN General Assembly that the TPNW "truly reflects a global call to rid the world of these terrible weapons. It is now the time we turn the momentum into concrete actions. Therefore, as a ratifying state to the treaty, Thailand calls on all states to sign and ratify the treaty at the earliest opportunities.” (bit.ly/2obwUU6)

Recommendations

  • Thailand should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Thailand should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented into national law.
Signed
Yes (20 Sep 2017)
Adhered
Ratified (20 Sep 2017)
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 (46%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Vote on UNGA resolution 2018 Voted yes
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 Yes (Bangkok)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD No (Observer)
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes