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Uruguay

State with nuclear-free security policy

Uruguay is a state party to the TPNW from 22 January 2021 and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

TPNW status
Signed (20 Sept 2017) and ratified (25 Jul 2018)
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 (50%)
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 Yes (Tlatelolco)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Uruguay remarked that it was among the first countries to have ratified the TPNW. It further said about the TPNW that '[i]t is a fundamental instrument for the achievement of a world free of nuclear weapons as it explicitly prohibits these weapons', and that '[w]e consider that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons completes the legal vacuum that existed and does not oppose or hinder the application of Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.' See: bit.ly/3ftc49e.

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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