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New Zealand

TPNW supporters

New Zealand was at the forefront of the diplomatic process towards a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, including during the negotiation of the TPNW in 2017. New Zealand has signed and ratified the TPNW and is in compliance with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty.

Latest developments and background

On 5–7 December 2018, New Zealand hosted a regional workshop in Auckland, to promote adherence to the TPNW (bit.ly/2mnZJfd). Together with Thailand and UNODA, Thailand also hosted a regional workshop on the TPNW in Bangkok on 31 August 2018 (bit.ly/2m2Sucd). In the UN General Assembly on 26 September 2019, New Zealand said that the TPNW significantly strengthens the norm against any use of nuclear weapons. It also said: "As a member of the core group of supporters, New Zealand will continue to work closely, including with our valued civil society partners, to advance the Treaty and give reality to its object and purpose." (bit.ly/2obwUU6)

Recommendations

  • New Zealand should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • New Zealand should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented into national law.
Signed
Yes (20 Sep 2017)
Adhered
Ratified (31 Jul 2018)
Compliance with article 1(1) of the TPNW
Art 1(1)(a) The prohibition on developing, producing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring Compliant
The prohibition on testing Compliant
The prohibition on possessing or stockpiling Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) The prohibition on transferring Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) The prohibition on receiving transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) The prohibition on using Compliant
The prohibition on threatening to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) The prohibition on assisting prohibited activities Compliant
The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) The prohibition on allowing stationing, installation, or deployment Compliant
TPNW process
Vote on mandate resolution (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (83%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Vote on UNGA resolution 2018 Voted yes
Fissile material
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Civilian plutonium stocks
Fissile material production No
Related treaties and mechanisms
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Rarotonga)
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the PTBT Yes
Member of the CD Yes
IAEA CSA in force Yes
IAEA AP in force Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the BWC Yes