New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, issued a video message on social media in connection with the 75th commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, urging all states to join the TPNW. In the General Debate of the 2020 UN General Assembly, New Zealand said: 'We know that no state or organisation can prepare for the unimaginable suffering in the wake of a nuclear holocaust. If we cannot prepare, we must prevent. That is why New Zealand has signed up to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. We urge all others to join this landmark Treaty, and we welcome its imminent entry-into-force. The Treaty’s global prohibition on nuclear weapons is a necessary step on the way towards their total elimination.' See: bit.ly/3qxF8BK, bit.ly/3m46OeI.
- New Zealand should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- New Zealand should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.