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Tuvalu

State with nuclear-free security policy

Tuvalu 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
Signed (20 Sept 2017) and ratified (13 Sept 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) Did not vote
Participated in treaty negotiations (% women) No (N/A)
Vote on adoption of treaty text N/A
Last vote on UNGA resolution Voted yes
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 Yes
Party to a NWFZ Yes (Rarotonga)
Ratified the CTBT No (Signed)
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 No

Latest developments

In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Tuvalu said that it 'stands in solidarity with the victims of nuclear weapon use and testing, including in the Pacific' and that it joined the TPNW 'because it does not want history to repeat itself.' See: bit.ly/3m2l1sK.

Recommendations

  • Tuvalu should encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
  • Tuvalu should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.
  • Tuvalu should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA. Tuvalu should also adhere to the BWC.
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