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Together with Kazakhstan, Kiribati is serving as co-facilitator on the TPNW's Articles 6 and 7 for the Treaty's First Meeting of States Parties in 2022. In that role, Kazakhstan and Kiribati have produced working papers and held consultations with states, international organizations, and civil society, with the goal of generating recommendations to advance the Treaty’s implementation that would be included in the Meeting's outcome documents.

20 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2019 (Ratification)
22 Jan 2021
Received 20 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
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW
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 No data available
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 No (Signed 2004)
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC No
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT No
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 President of Kiribati, Taneti Maamau, encouraged states parties to the TPNW to adopt 'a robust action plan that enumerates practical steps for victim assistance, environmental remediation, and international cooperation and assistance' at the First Meeting of States Parties in 2022. He added that his government is prepared 'to host a regional centre of learning for the TPNW'.1

In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Kiribati said: 'Kiribati is proud to have signed and ratified the TPNW, as we believe that the TPNW not only brings comfort to the victims of past nuclear weapon tests, but it also re-ignites a glimpse of hope for a more peaceful, loving, caring and trustful world in the future. We [...] call upon all states to sign and ratify the TPNW.'2

Kiribati was also one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called 'upon all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date',3 and 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.4


  • Kiribati should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Kiribati should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
  • Kiribati should bring into force its Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modifed Small Quantities Protocol. Kiribati should also adhere to the BWC.
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