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Zambia

State with nuclear-free security policy

Zambia has signed the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1, but has not yet ratified the Treaty.

TPNW status
Signed (26 Sep 2019), not ratified
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) Did not vote
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (33%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote
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 (Pelindaba)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force No (Signed 2009)
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Zambia highlighted that it was pleased to be a signatory to the TPNW and said: '[W]e make an appeal to those who have not signed yet, to do so and finally ratify for the treaty to come into force after reaching the required ratification threshold. With the prohibition of nuclear weapons on the horizon, allow me to quote President Ronald Reagan's words, “Our moral imperative is to work with all our powers for that day when the children of the world grow up without fear of nuclear war.”' See: bit.ly/2J70vJh.

Recommendations

  • Zambia should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
  • Zambia should bring into force its Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.
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