At the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, Bolivia said that the TPNW reinforces the NPT ‘so that the states fulfil their commitments and obligations’. It called on all states that have not yet done so to join the TPNW.2 In a closing statement to the NPT Review Conference, Bolivia and 64 other TPNW supporters urged ‘all states committed to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons to join the TPNW without delay’.3
Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, Bolivia said that the TPNW ‘gives us hope that one day nuclear weapons will be totally eliminated’, adding that the political declaration and action plan adopted at the 1MSP ‘will help set the course for the implementation of the Treaty and constitute important steps towards our common goal of a world free of nuclear weapons’.4
- 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.