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The obligation to submit declarations and reports

Through the obligation on all states to submit a declaration to the UN Secretary-General within 30 days of becoming party to the TPNW, their status and other resulting positive obligations under the Treaty are formally established.

NWBM Declarations
Siai Taylor, a foreign affairs officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Cook Islands, deposited the country’s instrument of accession with the office of the UN Secretary-General on 4 September 2018, and simultaneously submitted the declaration required by the Treaty’s Article 2. Photo: Office of Legal Affairs, UN