Country Profile: Trinidad and Tobago


The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a cluster of islands located in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela, and is the most industrialized of the Caribbean nations. In foreign policy, Trinidad and Tobago has an independent voting record but is closely allied to several African nations, and has recently aligned with the U.S. and European Union in the area of counter-terrorism and extremism. Trinidad and Tobago is a parliamentary democratic republic that gained its independence in 1962.

Capital: Port of Spain

There are no nuclear power plants or research reactors in Trinidad and Tobago.


  • Member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 2012
  • Member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) since 1970
  • Succeeded to 1925 Geneva Protocol in 1970
  • Signed Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1997
    • Ratified in 1998
  • Signed and ratified Arms Trade Treaty in 2013
  • Acceded to Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 2007
  • Acceded to Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1997
  • Signed Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 2009
    • Ratified in 2010
  • Acceded to Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2011
  • Signed Inter-American Convention on Firearms in 1998
    • Ratified in 2004
  • Signed Outer Space Treaty in 1967
  • Signed Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963
    • Ratified in 1964
  • Signed Treaty of Tlatelolco in 1967
    • Ratified in 1970
  • Acceded to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (CPPNM) in 2001
  • Signed Treaty for the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1968
    • Ratified in 1986
  • Signed & Ratified Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in 2019


  • Member of G-77
  • Member of the Latin America and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
  • Member of Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
  • Member of Organization of American States (OAS)


  • Secretary-General of CARICOM from 1992 to 2010


Government of Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs

UN State Summary

Ratification of Treaties & Membership in International Organizations Related to Disarmament