Botswana was the 40th state to ratify the TPNW, coinciding with the 11th anniversary of the establishment of the African nuclear-weapon-free zone. In a statement on the occasion, Botswana called on 'all other peace-loving nations to collectively join hands and contribute to this noble endeavor for the prohibition of all nuclear weapons.' Speaking in First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Botswana said 'we are concerned by the slow pace with which nuclear weapon states are implementing the nuclear disarmament agenda. We encourage nuclear weapon states to recommit to nuclear disarmament and work towards total elimination of these weapons.' See: bit.ly/2VKo39C, bit.ly/2HnNo5C.
- Botswana should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Botswana should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.