Country Profile: Jordan


The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is located in western Asia on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and the east, Iraq to the northeast, Syria to the north, and Israel and the Palestinian West Bank to the west. Jordan is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy that gained its independence 1946.

Capital: Amman

Jordan does not have any nuclear power plants.

Jordan has two operational nuclear research reactors: JSA-Jordan Subcritical Assembly and JRTR. The reactors are operated by the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) in Amman and are used for isotope production, activation analysis, education & training.


  • Joined the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in 1964
  • Signed Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968
    • Ratified in 1970
  • Acceded to the 1925 Geneva Protocol in 1977
  • Acceded the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1997
  • Signed Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in 1972
    • Ratified in 1975
  • Signed Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996
    • Ratified in 1998
  • Signed the Outer Space Treaty in 1967
  • Signed the Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963
    • Ratified in 1964
  • Signed the Sea-bed Treaty in 1971
    • Ratified in 1971
  • Signed the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1998
    • Ratified in 1998
  • Acceded to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in 1995
  • Acceded to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear materials (CPPNM) in 2009
    • Accepted the 2005 CPPNM Amendment in 2009
  • Signed the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT) in 2006
    • Ratified in 2016



  • Member of the G-77
  • Member of the Asia-Pacific Group
  • Member of the Arab League
  • Member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)



  • Member of the UN 1540 Committee in 2014 and 2015
  • Member of the UN Security Council in 2014/2015, 1982/1983, 1965/1966


UN State Summary

Ratification of Treaties & Membership in International Organizations Related to Disarmament