At the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, Samoa delivered a statement on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States, which noted the entry into force of the TPNW in 2021 and the convening of its 1MSP.2 In a closing statement to the NPT Review Conference, Samoa and 64 other TPNW supporters urged ‘all states committed to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons to join the TPNW without delay’.3
Samoa was one of the co-sponsors for the 2022 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called upon ‘all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date.’4
In November 2022, in accordance with its Article 12 obligation to promote universal adherence to the TPNW, Samoa recommended that Brazil ratify the TPNW as part of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review.5
- Samoa should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Samoa should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.
- Samoa should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.