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Hiroshima for Global Peace

11. Belgium ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 14.5 Points Full Points 42 34.5%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:+1
Belgium is hosting U.S. non-strategic nuclear weapons as part of NATO’s nuclear sharing policy. It has not signed the TPNW. Along with the other U.S. allies, Belgium advocates the “progressive approach” toward a world without nuclear weapons through implementing practical measures. It has engaged in promoting the CTBT’s entry into force, and developing its verification systems. Belgium participates in the IPNDV.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 54 Points Full Points 61 88.5%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:0
Belgium acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, and has applied the integrated safeguards. It has engaged in non-proliferation, including the establishment of the solid export control systems. It submitted a report based on the Guidelines for the Management of Plutonium to the IAEA.
Nuclear Security 29 Points Full Points 41 70.7%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:-1
Belgium has ratified all conventions relevant to nuclear security. Belgium has been implementing the recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5, in particular measures against sabotage, insider threat, and cyber theat. Belgium has been active in multilateral efforts to advance measures against insider threat. It continues working on minimizing the use of HEU.
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