Papua New Guinea has consistently voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, and 2020. As a member of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), Papua New Guinea aligned itself with the group's statement at the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, which said: 'The world does not need nuclear weapons. The challenges of nuclear disarmament can only be resolved by a strengthened multilateral system that sets the conditions for transparency, confidence-building and co-operation. The NPT, the CTBT and the TPNW are crucial if we are to further the objective of reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons. Today, we PSIDSs say no to nuclear weapons, and we reiterate our commitment to the elimination of nuclear weapons everywhere. We encourage member states to ratify the CTBT and the TPNW. It is morally right, and we owe it to ourselves and our future generations.' See: bit.ly/36QVwUU.
- Papua New Guinea should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
- Papua New Guinea should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA. Papua New Guinea should also ratify the CTBT.