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Hiroshima for Global Peace

35. The UAE ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 20.5 Points Full Points 42 48.8%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: -0.5
The UAE voted for most of the UNGA Resolutions related to the humanitarian dimensions as well as legal prohibition of nuclear weapons. However, it has not yet signed the TPNW. The UAE participates in the IPNDV.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 45 Points Full Points 61 73.8%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
The UAE acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, but has not obtained a broader conclusion. On export controls, it established national legislation, which includes a catch-all control, but it is not clear how effectively the UAE has implemented such measures.
Nuclear Security 30 Points Full Points 41 73.2%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: +2
The UAE started operating its first nuclear power plant in August 2020. It has ratified all conventions relevant to nuclear security. The UAE has adopted an integrated approach which addresses nuclear security, safety and safeguards, as well as interface between safety and security. The UAE has developed national legislative and regulatory framework and adopted a series of measures to ensure the full implementation of relevant conventions. It has also been working on the prevention of illicit trafficking.
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