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Niue

Niue 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.[1]

SIGNATURE
DEPOSIT WITH UNSG
6 Aug 2020 (Accession)
ENTRY INTO FORCE
22 Jan 2021
DECLARATION
Received 17 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 N/A
2020 UNGA resolution on TPNW N/A
2019 UNGA resolution on TPNW N/A
2018 UNGA resolution on TPNW N/A
Participated in TPNW negotiations N/A
Share of women in TPNW negotiations N/A
Vote on adoption of treaty text N/A
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) N/A
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards Agreement Yes*
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Original)*
Additional Protocol No
Fissile material production facilities No
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Plutonium stocks (mil/civ) No/No
Related treaties and regimes
Party to the BWC Yes
Party to the CWC Yes
Party to the PTBT No
Ratified the CTBT Yes
Party to the NPT NZ Territorial Application
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Rarotonga)
Member of the CD No

Latest developments

Niue acceded to the TPNW on 6 August 2020, the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The Premier of Niue, Dalton Tagelagi, issued a national statement on the occasion that said: 'Niue is honoured to accede to the Treaty on the 2017 Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and draw us closer to witnessing this very significant Treaty enter into force. [...] [N]o state is immune to the threats and consequences of nuclear weapons. [...] We recall the vision and values of our Pacific Leaders for a region of 'peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy and productive lives. As a global citizen we renew our pledge to ensuring the achievement of this vision and endeavour to uphold Niue's commitment to the international community in the enforcement and implementation of this treaty including the enactment of national legislation in Niue. [...] We are hopeful that more States join us in this united commitment to enter this Treaty into force in the near future and eliminate nuclear weapons altogether.'2

Recommendations

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

* Through territorial application by New Zealand

1) https://bit.ly/3Mh5JO7

2) https://bit.ly/3m29EB9

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