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Uruguay

On the occasion of the entry into force of the TPNW on 22 January 2021, Uruguay's Foreign Ministry issued a press release that called the Treaty 'a milestone in nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as a significant commitment to international peace and security.'[1]

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
25 Jul 2018 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 3 Feb 2021
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2021
(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
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations 50%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol No
Additional Protocol Yes
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Tlatelolco)
Member of the CD No

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The press release also said: 'The use of nuclear weapons leads to catastrophic humanitarian consequences that constitute a risk to the security and survival of all humanity. That is why today we celebrate that the international community has taken this significant step towards a more stable and secure world, with a sense of collective purpose.'1

Uruguay was one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 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'.2

Recommendations

  • Uruguay should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Uruguay should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
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