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State with nuclear-free security policy

Kiribati 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
Signed (20 Sep 2017) and ratified (26 Sep 2019)
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) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (No data)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Last vote on UNGA resolution Voted yes
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 Yes
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 (Signed 2004)
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC No

Latest developments

As a member of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), Kiribati aligned itself with the group's 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:


  • Kiribati should 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 (AP) with the IAEA. Kiribati should also adhere to the BWC.
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