Speaking in the 2021 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Bolivia said: 'Nuclear disarmament is not only an international legal obligation. It is a moral imperative. We believe that it is neither defensible nor sustainable that some States argue that nuclear weapons are an indispensable guarantor, legitimate and timeless protection of its own safety and that of its allies. As long as such weapons exist, it is almost inconceivable that one day they will not be used, either by accident, miscalculation or deliberately. And that would be catastrophic. There is no doubt, as long as a single State has nuclear weapons, there will be others who want to have them. For this reason, we value and highlight the entry into force of the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which, being a legally binding international agreement, gives us hope that one day nuclear weapons will be eliminated in their entirety.'2
- Bolivia should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Bolivia should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Bolivia should bring into force its Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.