Azerbaijan has consistently voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Azerbaijan stated that '[n]uclear disarmament is a critical element of global efforts to make the world safer, to strengthen peace and security, as well as to promote confidence. Azerbaijan supports efforts aimed at achieving this goal, which ultimately should lead to the world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear danger. ' As a member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Azerbaijan also aligned itself with the group's statement in First Committee, which said: 'NAM welcomes multilateral efforts towards nuclear disarmament and the total elimination of nuclear weapons. Moreover, NAM takes note of the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 7 July 2017. It is hoped that, when entered into force, the Treaty would contribute to furthering the agreed global objective of total elimination of nuclear weapons.' See: bit.ly/35Ptqdw, bit.ly/3kSkWGC.
- Azerbaijan should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.