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Niue

State with nuclear-free security policy

Niue 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
Acceded (6 Aug 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) N/A
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) N/A (N/A)
Vote on adoption of treaty text N/A
Last vote on UNGA resolution N/A
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 No
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

When Niue acceded to the TPNW in August 2020, the Premier of Niue, Dalton Tagelagi, issued a national statement 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.' See: bit.ly/3m29EB9.

Recommendations

  • Niue should 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 (AP) with the IAEA.
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