Georgia maintains policies and practices that are compatible with all of the prohibitions in Article 1 of the TPNW, and can therefore sign and ratify or accede to the Treaty without the need for a change in conduct.
At the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Lasha Darsalia, said that ‘a multilateral and treaty-based approach provides the best way to maintain and reinforce international peace and security’.1
In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Georgia said that it ‘has always been a staunch supporter and adherent to the international disarmament and non-proliferation regimes’.2
- Georgia should comply with its existing obligation under Article VI of the NPT and pursue negotiations in good faith on nuclear disarmament.
- Georgia should urgently adhere to the TPNW. Until it is in a position to do so, it should welcome the TPNW as a valuable component in the global disarmament and non-proliferation architecture, work with the Treaty's states parties on practical steps towards disarmament, and attend the meetings of states parties as an observer.