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Hiroshima for Global Peace

21. South Korea ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament

13 points

Full points 42

31.0 %

Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: -2

Along with the other U.S. allies, South Korea advocates the “progressive approach” toward a world without nuclear weapons, through incremental practical measures. It has not signed the TPNW. South Korea has engaged in promoting the CTBT’s entry into force, and developing its verification systems. It participates in the IPNDV. Seoul took an initiative in adopting the UNGA resolution, titled “Youth, disarmament and non-proliferation.”

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

51 points

Full points 61


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

South Korea acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, and has applied the integrated safeguards. It has continued to urge North Korea to resolve nuclear issues.

Nuclear Security

37 points

Full points 41


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

South Korea co-organized a Training Course on Protecting Nuclear Facilities from Cyber-Attacks with the IAEA in 2019 and was also involved in efforts to strengthen nuclear security multilaterally, including nuclear forensics activities. South Korea has ratified all nuclear security- related conventions and has introduced recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5.

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