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Zimbabwe

State with nuclear-free security policy

Zimbabwe 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 (4 Dec 2020), 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) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (20%)
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 (Pelindaba)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT No
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

Zimbabwe was the first state to sign the TPNW after the 50th ratification. Speaking in First Committee of the 2019 UN General Assembly, Zimbabwe expressed concern about the modernization of nuclear arsenals and about disarmament receding insteading of proceeding, as a result of the inflexibility of nuclear-armed states. Zimbabwe also said: 'Disarmament is not a choice but an existential imperative.' See: bit.ly/2LamCz1

Recommendations

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