Objectives: To establish a nuclear-free zone in the region and to keep the region free of environmental pollution by radioactive wastes.
Summary of provisions: The Parties undertake not to acquire any nuclear explosive device (art. 3a) and not to assist the acquisition of any nuclear explosive device by any state (art. 3c). They agree to apply strict non-proliferation measures to all exports of nuclear materials to ensure exclusively peaceful, non-explosive use (art. 4). Parties undertake to prevent the stationing of nuclear weapons on their territories (art. 5.1) and the testing of any nuclear explosive device on their territories (art. 6a). They are not to assist the testing of any nuclear explosive device by any State (art. 6b) nor to dump radioactive wastes at sea within the South Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone (art. 7a). Parties undertake to prevent the dumping of radioactive wastes in their territorial sea (art. 7b).
(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)