Antigua and Barbuda associated itself with a statement by CARICOM in the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, which said: 'Although CARICOM is located in a nuclear free zone, we are not immune from the consequences of the most dangerous weapons on earth. In this regard we welcome the TPNW’s entry into force of January of 2021 and view this as an extraordinary achievement. CARICOM looks forward to engage constructively in the first meeting of state parties'.2
At the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Antigua and Barbuda noted that 'nuclear weapons are not deterrents, but cultivate a false sense of security, with consequences that will fall on all of us. It is disingenuous to promote multilateralism and international peace and security while stockpiling tools of mass destruction.'3
- Antigua and Barbuda should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Antigua and Barbuda should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.