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Cook Islands

State with nuclear-free security policy

Cook Islands is a state party to the TPNW from 22 January 2021 and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

TPNW status
Acceded (4 Sep 2018)
Compliance with prohibitions in TPNW Article 1(1)
Art 1(1)(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) Transfer Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
Vote on negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) N/A
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) N/A (N/A)
Vote on adoption of treaty text N/A
Last vote on UNGA resolution N/A
Fissile material
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (military/civilian) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the NPT No
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Rarotonga)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Member of the CD No
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force No
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

When the Cook Islands deposited the country’s instrument of accession to the TPNW with the office of the UN Secretary General on 4 September 2018, it simultaneously submitted the declaration required by the Treaty’s Article 2. It was the first state to comply with the obligation to submit a declaration.

Recommendations

  • The Cook Islands should encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Cook Islands should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
  • Cook Islands should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.
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