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Hiroshima for Global Peace

31. Sweden ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 25 Points Full Points 42 59.5%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: -1
Sweden proposed the “Stockholm Initiative,” based on the “stepping stone approach.” Under this Initiative, 15 countries proposed specific measures for nuclear disarmament. Sweden argues that it cannot sign the TPNW in its present form. However, it stated that it would be an observer state when the treaty came into effect. It has engaged in promoting the CTBT’s entry into force, and developing its verification systems. It is one of the members of the “De-alerting Group,” which actively proposes that alert levels be reduced. Sweden participated in the IPNDV. It has also proactively engaged in cooperation with civil society.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 53 Points Full Points 61 86.9%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
Sweden acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, and has applied the integrated safeguards. It has engaged in non-proliferation, including the establishment of solid export control systems.
Nuclear Security 38 Points Full Points 41 92.7%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
Sweden has ratified all conventions relevant to nuclear security. It has introduced recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5. Sweden received an IPPAS mission in 2016 and has continuously been enhancing nuclear security. It has been providing international supports in the area of emergency response and prevention of illicit trafficking of radioactive materials. Sweden is also actively involved in international efforts, including nuclear forensics activities.
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