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Hiroshima for Global Peace

2. France ■Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 20.3 Points Full Points 101 20.1%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: -0.7
France has announced its maximum number of nuclear warheads as 300, and has reduced its overall nuclear forces. It has 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. Although the President made a speech on nuclear strategy, no significant change was made in its nuclear doctrine, and little progress was made in diminishing the role of nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, France participates in the IPNDV.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 40 Points Full Points 47 85.1%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
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 27 Points Full Points 41 65.9%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: +1
France has ratified all conventions relevant to nuclear security and has shown an active stance in strengthening nuclear security, including the introduction of recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5, in particular, measures against insider threat and cyber threat. France has been also actively involved in international efforts, including nuclear forensics activities.
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