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Venezuela

State with nuclear-free security policy

Venezuela 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 (27 Mar 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 (25%)
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 Yes
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force No
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Venezuela made the following statement about the TPNW: 'Venezuela has been one of the main promoters of the TPNW, as it is the first legal instrument that expressly and comprehensively prohibits these weapons and addresses the humanitarian impact associated with their testing and use. This Treaty is a forceful expression of the majority will of the Member States of this Organization that require significant progress towards nuclear disarmament, which in turn is in line with the conclusions reached by the International Court of Justice on the existing obligation to advance and conclude the negotiations leading to the nuclear disarmament in all its aspects, under strict and effective international controls. In this regard, we salute the States that have signed and ratified this historic Treaty, while urging those who have not done so to consider soon joining this important instrument, which is an essential complement to other fundamental agreements on the matter, such as the NPT, the CTBT and Nuclear Weapons Free Zone treaties.' See: bit.ly/378W88F.

Recommendations

  • Venezuela should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Venezuela should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.
  • Venezuela should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.
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