The Bahamas 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, the Bahamas stated that '[a]s a committed party to the Treaty of Tlateloco, which established Latin America and the Caribbean as the first Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, we understand that it is important not only to lead by example, but to also build on achievements made. The Bahamas, therefore, has been encouraged by the signatures and ratifications, several of which represent Caribbean States, of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and hopes to be in a position to join on to the Treaty, following the completion of internal review.' See: bit.ly/3lP4qbO.
- The Bahamas should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
- The Bahamas should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.