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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima Report 2021New Publication: Hiroshima Report 2021

On April 14, 2021 Hiroshima Prefecture announced the latest publication of the Hiroshima Report. The Hiroshima Report 2021 studies, analyzes and evaluates 36 countries’ performance on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and nuclear security in 2020.

The Hiroshima Report is the 2021 edition, preceded by the  Hiroshima Report 2013 , Hiroshima Report 2014, Hiroshima Report 2015, Hiroshima Report 2016, Hiroshima Report 2017, Hiroshima Report 2018Hiroshima Report 2019,  Hiroshima Report 2020

The Hiroshima Report 2021 lays out challenges for nuclear-weapon-states to work on nuclear disarmament, and introduces efforts made by non-nuclear-weapon states.

In announcing the publication, Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki said that he hopes to make the Hiroshima Report more widely known in the world in order to bolster the worldwide momentum for the abolition of nuclear weapons and motivate each country to take new measures for nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and nuclear security.

Hiroshima Prefecture, the locality that recovered from the destruction caused by the first dropping of an atomic bomb, will continue its various initiatives toward a world free from nuclear weapons.

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Preface and Acknowledgements

Executive Summary: Nuclear Trends in 2020

Introduction (1) Items

(2) Countries Surveyed in This Project

(3) Approach


Part I Report: Surveying Trends of Nuclear Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Security in 2020

Chapter 1 Nuclear Disarmament

(1) Status of Nuclear Forces (estimates)

(2) Commitment to Achieving a World without Nuclear Weapons

(3) Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

(4) Reduction of Nuclear Weapons

(5) Diminishing the Roles and Significance of Nuclear Weapons in National Security Strategies and Policies

(6) De-alerting or Measures for Maximizing Decision Time to Authorize the Use of Nuclear Weapons

(7) CTBT

(8) FMCT

(9) Transparency in Nuclear Forces, Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapons, and Nuclear Strategy/Doctrine

(10) Verifications of Nuclear Weapons Reductions

(11) Irreversibility

(12) Disarmament and Non- Proliferation Education and Cooperation with Civil Society

(13) Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremonies


Column 1 The COVID-19 Crisis and the Nuclear Threat in the World

Column 2 TPNW after Entry Into Force

Column 3 A Realistic Path for U.S.-China Nuclear Relations

Column 4 It’s Time to Review the Review Process

Column 5 Toward the 100th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings

Chapter 2 Nuclear Non-Proliferation

(1) Acceptance and Compliance with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations

(2) IAEA Safeguards Applied to the NPT NNWS

(3) IAEA Safeguards Applied to NWS and Non-Parties to the NPT

(4) Cooperation with the IAEA

(5) Implementing Appropriate Export Controls on Nuclear-Related Items and Technologies

(6) Transparency in the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy

Chapter 3 Nuclear Security

(1) Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials and Facilities

(2) Status of Accession to Nuclear Security and Safety-Related Conventions, Participation in Nuclear Security-Related Initiatives, and Application to Domestic Systems

(3) Efforts to Maintain and Improve the Highest Level of Nuclear Security


Part II Evaluation: Country-by-Country Analysis

Evaluation Points and Criteria

Area Summary

Country-by-Country Summary
Nuclear-Weapon State

1. China ■Nuclear-Weapon State

2. France ■Nuclear-Weapon State

3. Russia ■Nuclear-Weapon State

4. The United Kingdom ■Nuclear-Weapon State

5. The United States ■Nuclear-Weapon State

Non-Party to the NPT

6. India ■Non-Party to the NPT

7. Israel ■Non-Party to the NPT

8. Pakistan ■Non-Party to the NPT

Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

9. Australia ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

10. Austria ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

11. Belgium ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

12. Brazil ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

13. Canada ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

14. Chile ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

15. Egypt ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

16. Germany ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

17. Indonesia ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

18. Iran ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

19. Japan ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

20. Kazakhstan ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

21. South Korea ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

22. Mexico ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

23. The Netherlands ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

24. New Zealand ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

25. Nigeria ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

26. Norway ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

27. The Philippines ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

28. Poland ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

29. Saudi Arabia ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

30. South Africa ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

31. Sweden ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

32. Switzerland ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

33. Syria ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

34. Turkey ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

35. The UAE ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State


36. North Korea ■Other


Chronology (January-December 2020)



Country-by-Country Evaluation

Country-by-Country Evaluation:Nuclear Disarmament

Country-by-Country Evaluation:Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Country-by-Country Evaluation:Nuclear Security


The Hiroshima Report 2021:Recommendation


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