Timor-Leste’s Council of Ministers approved a draft resolution in February 2022 to ratify the TPNW,1 which the National Parliament adopted with unanimous support on 25 April 2022.2 Speaking in support of the resolution, Adaljíza Magno, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste, said: ‘We know the consequence of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and we don’t want the world to experience the same thing.’3
When Timor-Leste attended the 1MSP as an observer, as the Treaty had not yet entered into force for it, Magno said that Timor-Leste ‘continues to believe in the power of peaceful dialogue and constructive role played by all states to promote a conducive atmosphere for a peaceful denuclearisation of the world’.4
In a closing statement to the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, Timor-Leste and 64 other TPNW supporters urged ‘all states committed to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons to join the TPNW without delay’.5
- Timor-Leste should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Timor-Leste should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures. @Timor-Leste should bring into force its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol with the IAEA.