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Trinidad and Tobago

Addressing the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (1MSP) in Vienna in June 2022, Trinidad and Tobago said that the TPNW ‘is a decisive, positive step towards achieving a world safe and secure from mutually assured destruction.’[1]

TPNW Status

26 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019 (Ratification)
22 Jan 2021
Received 19 Feb 2021
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) Yes
1MSP delegation size (% women) 2 (0%)
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ Yes (Ratified 1970, Tlatelolco)
Party to the NPT Yes (Ratified 1986)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2010)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 2007)
Party to the CWC Yes (Acceded 1997)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (4 Nov 1992)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Original)
Additional Protocol No
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, Amery Browne, encouraged states that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the TPNW. ‘Trinidad and Tobago regards the TPNW as a decisive, progressive step towards ridding the world of the ominous threat of nuclear confrontation, whether by calculation or by error,’ he said.2

In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Trinidad and Tobago highlighted its participation in the 1MSP and the adoption of an action plan and declaration.3

Trinidad and Tobago was one of the co-sponsors for the 2022 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called upon ‘all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date.'4


  • Trinidad and Tobago should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.

  • Trinidad and Tobago should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.

  • Trinidad and Tobago should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.

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