Dominica associated itself with a statement by CARICOM in the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, which said: 'CARICOM remains convinced that it is only through the total elimination of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction that international peace and security can be guaranteed, and that their continued existence, accumulation and modernization actually increases the threat level to our collective security. As part of a region, which established the first Nuclear Weapons Free Zone pursuant to the Treaty of Tlatelolco, CARICOM was pleased to join the international community in welcoming the entry into force of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons earlier this year. CARICOM looks forward to the convening of the First Meeting of States Parties of the TPNW in 2022 and hopes that reassuring platitudes of responsible conduct on the part of nuclear weapons states will be matched by commitments of bold and decisive action in the right direction.'1 In 2022, Dominica also signed and ratified the CTBT.
- Dominica should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Dominica should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Dominica should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.