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Fiji

Fiji participated in a virtual Pacific Roundtable hosted by New Zealand on 7 December 2021 to prepare for the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW.[1]

SIGNATURE
20 Sep 2017
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
7 Jul 2020 (Ratification)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 15 Feb 2021
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2021
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use 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
2021 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations Yes
Share of women in TPNW negotiations 0%
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Original)
Additional Protocol Yes
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Rarotonga)
Member of the CD No

Latest developments

In a statement to the 2021 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, said: 'Fiji signed and ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) because it was the right thing to do, for ourselves, our communities, and for the global family. Fiji urges all Member States to join and ratify the new TPNW, to free the world of nuclear weapons and make our world safer for today and for future generations.'2

When the TPNW entered into force on 22 January 2021, Bainimarama stated: 'We will never forget the painful past of nuclear testing in the Pacific. We are now one step closer to ridding the world of the scourge of these senseless weapons once and for all.'3

Recommendations

  • Fiji should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Fiji should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
  • Fiji should upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol with the IAEA.
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