When Fiji ratified the TPNW on 7 July 2020, its ambassador to the United Nations, Satyendra Prasad, said the Treaty has particular resonance in the Pacific as a region that has suffered from decades of nuclear testing by colonial powers. On behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), Fiji delivered a statement at the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, which said: 'The world does not need nuclear weapons. The challenges of nuclear disarmament can only be resolved by a strengthened multilateral system that sets the conditions for transparency, confidence-building and co-operation. The NPT, the CTBT and the TPNW are crucial if we are to further the objective of reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons. Today, we PSIDSs say no to nuclear weapons, and we reiterate our commitment to the elimination of nuclear weapons everywhere. We encourage member states to ratify the CTBT and the TPNW. It is morally right, and we owe it to ourselves and our future generations.' See: bit.ly/36ObLDw, bit.ly/36QVwUU.
- 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.