Speaking in First Committee at the 2020 UN General Assembly, Belarus argued that problems related to nuclear weapons and failure to implement the NPT are becoming more acute. It also regretted that there are no NWFZs in Europe. See: bit.ly/3fkgEqc.
- Belarus should ensure that nuclear weapons do not have a role in its national defence plans and security policies. It should renounce the retention and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, for instance through a declaratory statement, and refrain from endorsing future alliance statements in support of weapons of mass destruction.
- Belarus should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty. Until it is in a position to do so, it should welcome the TPNW as a valuable contribution to the global disarmament and non-proliferation architecture, attend its meetings of states parties as an observer, and work with its states parties on practical steps towards disarmament.
- Belarus should bring into force its Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.