Cabo Verde has indicated that its ratification process for the TPNW is well advanced. As a member of the African Group in the UN, Cabo Verde aligned itself with the group's statement at the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, which welcomed the adoption of the TPNW and stated that the Treaty does not undermine the NPT but complements and strengthens it. The statement also called on all states, especially nuclear-armed and umbrella states, to sign and ratify the TPNW, and to consider the catastrophic humanitarian, environmental, and economic impacts of nuclear weapons and to dismantle and renounce these weapons of mass destruction. See: bit.ly/2UG2lmC.
- Cabo Verde should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
- Cabo Verde should bring into force its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.