Addressing the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (1MSP) in Vienna in June 2022, the Comoros expressed hope that the meeting would develop ‘recommendations that will make peace and security a priority’.
|TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2022|
|(a)||Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire||Compliant|
|Possess or stockpile||Compliant|
|(c)||Receive transfer or control||Compliant|
|Threaten to use||Compliant|
|(e)||Assist, encourage or induce||Compliant|
|(f)||Seek or receive assistance||Compliant|
|(g)||Allow stationing, installation, deployment||Compliant|
|TPNW voting and participation|
|UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote)||Voted yes (2022)|
|Participated in 1MSP (2022)||Yes|
|1MSP delegation size (% women)||1 (0%)|
|Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017)||Did not vote|
|Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017)||Yes|
|Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258)||Voted yes|
|Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties|
|Party to an NWFZ||Yes (Ratified 2012, Pelindaba)|
|Party to the NPT||Yes (Acceded 1995)|
|Ratified the CTBT||Yes (Ratified 2021)|
|Party to the BWC||No|
|Party to the CWC||Yes (Ratified 2006)|
|IAEA safeguards and fissile material|
|TPNW Art 3(2) deadline||N/A|
|Small Quantities Protocol||Yes (Modified)|
|Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants||No|
In a closing statement to the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, Comoros and 64 other TPNW supporters urged ‘all states committed to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons to join the TPNW without delay’.2
Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, Comoros welcomed the adoption and entry into force of the TPNW and the success of its ‘historic’ 1MSP. It called on all states that have not yet signed and ratified the Treaty ‘to do so without further ado’.3
- Comoros should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Comoros should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Comoros should adhere to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).