Eritrea has consistently voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and has indicated that it intends to adhere to the TPNW. It took steps in 2020 towards bringing into force a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA. In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Eritrea stated: 'The use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is illegal and immoral. Legally binding negative assurances, the establishment of nuclear-free zones; the universalisation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, and the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, are critical steps to complete denuclearization. Eritrea supports the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.' See: bit.ly/370buvQ, bit.ly/36LwnvW.
- Eritrea should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
- Eritrea should bring into force its newly approved CSA and AP with the IAEA. Eritrea should also adhere to the BWC.