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Nauru

State with nuclear-free security policy

Nauru 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 (22 Nov 2019) and ratified (23 Oct 2020)
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 (50%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Did not vote
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
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes

Latest developments

In a statement on the occasion of its ratification of the TPNW on 23 October 2020, Nauru said: 'In line with our national position which is to never acquire nuclear weapons, the Republic of Nauru supports and recognizes the important role the treaty plays in achieving its goal towards total elimination of nuclear weapons. The continued existence of nuclear weapons and the prospect of use or threat of use of such weapons continue to pose danger to humanity; therefore we reiterate our call to other countries to complete all steps for treaty ratification as soon possible.' See: bit.ly/2LdXTtR.

Recommendations

  • Nauru should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Nauru should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.
  • Nauru should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.
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