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The obligation to cooperate with and assist other states parties

The TPNW’s Article 7 spreads the burden of addressing the effects of nuclear-weapons use and testing across all states parties and places this humanitarian challenge on the agenda also of donor states that are not party to the Treaty. Such support, which contributes to saving lives, alleviating suffering, promoting human dignity, and protecting the environment, has for too long been inadequate.

Article 7 of the TPNW provides a mechanism for states to work in close partnership on the  implementation of the Treaty. This photo of diplomats from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, and South Africa was taken after the adoption of the  TPNW on 7 July 2017.
Article 7 of the TPNW provides a mechanism for states to work in close partnership on the implementation of the Treaty. This photo of diplomats from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, and South Africa was taken after the adoption of the TPNW on 7 July 2017. Photo: Ambassador Juan Sandoval Mandiolea, Mexico’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York
ARTICLE 7 - INTERPRETATION