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Zimbabwe

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Zimbabwe said that 'consultations, as well as administrative processes for ratification [of the TPNW], are ongoing.'[1]

TPNW Status

SIGNATURE
4 Dec 2020
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
ENTRY INTO FORCE
DECLARATION
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2022
(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
UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote) Voted yes (2023)
Participated in 1MSP (2022) No
1MSP delegation size (% women) N/A
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ Yes (Ratified 1998, Pelindaba)
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1991)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2019)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 1990)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 1997)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (26 Jun 1995)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol Yes
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

Latest developments

Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, Zimbabwe said that it was encouraged by the TPNW’s recent entry into force. ‘Our view is that the [TPNW] complements the NPT and is an important contribution to the disarmament agenda.’ … ‘We regret that nuclear-weapon states have not embraced that Treaty and hope that, in due course, they will reconsider their positions.’2

Zimbabwe was one of the co-sponsors for the 2022 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.'3

Recommendations

  • Zimbabwe should urgently ratify the TPNW.

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