Bulgaria voted against the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In First Committee of the 2018 UN General Assembly, Bulgaria, on behalf of a number of countries, argued that the TPNW will not contribute to the elimination of nuclear weapons. See: bit.ly/2HrFFUa.
- Bulgaria 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.
- Bulgaria 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.