|Acceded (4 Sep 2018)|
|Compliance with prohibitions in TPNW Article 1(1)|
|Art 1(1)(a)||Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire||Compliant|
|Possess or stockpile||Compliant|
|Art 1(1)(c)||Receive transfer or control||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|
|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|
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.
- 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.