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Hiroshima for Global Peace

2. France ■Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament

21 points

Full points 101


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: +1

France has announced its maximum number of nuclear warheads as 300, and has reduced its overall nuclear forces. It has also converted fissile material excess for military purpose to civilian purposes, which has been placed under international safeguards. It voted against most of the UNGA Resolutions regarding nuclear disarmament, and showed a negative attitude to the issues on humanitarian dimensions, as well as legal prohibition of nuclear weapons, in particular. It has not signed the TPNW. There was little progress in diminishing the role of nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, France participates in the IPNDV.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

40 points

Full points 47


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: +2

France acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, with the provision for complementary access visits. All of its civilian nuclear material covered by the EURATOM Treaty is subject to its safeguards. France has engaged in nuclear non-proliferation proactively, including contributions to the IAEA safeguards systems, and the establishment and implementation of its export control systems.

Nuclear Security

26 points

Full points 41


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

France has ratified all nuclear security relevant conventions and has shown an active stance on strengthening nuclear security, including the introduction of recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5 and involvement in international efforts, including nuclear forensics activities.

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