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Viet Nam

Viet Nam 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'.[1]

SIGNATURE
22 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
17 May 2018 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 19 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 33%
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 Cleared
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Annex 2 state)
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Bangkok)
Member of the CD Yes

Latest developments

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly on 11 October 2021, Viet Nam said that 'the TPNW completes the total ban on all weapons of mass destruction' and pledged to 'work with all partners for the success of' the Treaty's First Meeting of State Parties in 2022 and for 'its universalisation'.2

Recommendations

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