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Timor-Leste

State with nuclear-free security policy

Timor-Leste has signed the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1, but has not yet ratified the Treaty.

TPNW status
Signed (26 Sept 2018), not ratified
Compliance with prohibitions in TPNW Article 1(1)
Art 1(1)(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) Transfer Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
Vote on negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (100%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Last vote on UNGA resolution Voted yes
Fissile material
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (military/civilian) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ No
Ratified the CTBT No (Signed)
Party to the PTBT No
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force No (Signed 2009)
IAEA AP in force No (Signed 2009)
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

At the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Foreign Minister, Adaljíza Magno, said that 'in keeping with its wish to promote peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, it supported the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and signed it,' and that it is 'currently in the process to conclude the internal procedures for the ratification of the Treaty'. See: bit.ly/39aZnis, bit.ly/34ddEb6.

Recommendations

  • Timor-Leste should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
  • Timor-Leste should bring into force its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA. Timor Leste should also ratify the CTBT.
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