Bhutan has consistently voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Bhutan aligned itself with a statement on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, which said that '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/3kSkWGC.
- Bhutan should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
- Bhutan should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA. Bhutan should also sign and ratify the CTBT.