Speaking in First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, El Salvador reminded all member states of the NPT that 'the implementation of Article VI of the NPT is a legal obligation, which calls on us to fulfil the commitment to nuclear disarmament, an aspect of the NPT that is still unsatisfactory. In that regard, and with the aim of prohibiting, through a legally binding instrument, the only weapons of mass destruction that had not been prohibited by international law, El Salvador participated in the negotiation and adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and has ratified [it]. We [..] encourage those who have not yet done so to accelerate their internal processes'. See: bit.ly/2UJUXqp.
- El Salvador should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- El Salvador should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necesessary measures.