Tonga Tonga

Tonga

TPNW supporters

Tonga voted in favour of adopting the TPNW at the UN Diplomatic Conference on 7 July 2017. Tonga has not yet adhered to the TPNW, but maintains policies and practices that are compliant with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the Treaty, and can therefore sign and ratify it without making changes to existing practices or policies.

Latest developments and background

Tonga did not vote on the UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW in 2018. It participated at a regional workshop to promote adherence to the TPNW which was hosted by New Zealand in Auckland, on 5–7 December 2018. (bit.ly/2mnZJfd)

Recommendations

  • Tonga should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
Signed
No
Adhered
No
Compliance with article 1(1) of the TPNW
Art 1(1)(a) The prohibition on developing, producing, manufacturing, or otherwise acquiring Compliant
The prohibition on testing Compliant
The prohibition on possessing or stockpiling Compliant
Art 1(1)(b) The prohibition on transferring Compliant
Art 1(1)(c) The prohibition on receiving transfer or control Compliant
Art 1(1)(d) The prohibition on using Compliant
The prohibition on threatening to use Compliant
Art 1(1)(e) The prohibition on assisting prohibited activities Compliant
The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(f) The prohibition on encouraging or inducing prohibited activities Compliant
Art 1(1)(g) The prohibition on allowing stationing, installation, or deployment Compliant
TPNW process
Vote on mandate resolution (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) Yes (33%)
Vote on adoption of treaty text Voted yes
Vote on UNGA resolution 2018 Did not vote
Fissile material
Highly enriched uranium stocks No
Civilian plutonium stocks
Fissile material production No
Related treaties and mechanisms
Party to the NPT Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Rarotonga)
Ratified the CTBT No
Party to the PTBT Yes
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