Country Profile: Belarus

  • Official Name: Republic of Belarus
  • Join NAM in 1998
  • According to the IAEA, Belarus used to have research nuclear facilities under the former USSR.
    • However, following its accession to the NPT treaty as well as the Lisbon Treaty (START) in 1991, Belarus handed all of its nuclear equipments to Russia by 1996.
  • As of 2012, Belarus is seeking to build a nuclear plant in cooperation with Russia. It'll be the first nuclear plant in the country since the 1986 Chernobyl accident.
  • Treaty & Agreement Membership:
    • Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
    • Conference on Disarmament
    • International Atomic Energy Agency
      • IAEA Safety agreement
      • IAEA Additional Protocol
    •  Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)
    • Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT)
    • Nuclear Safety Convention
    • Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials
    • Joint Spent Fuel Management

UN State Summary