In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Guatemala said: 'As a nation with a peaceful vocation, we celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which constitutes a firm step that legally obliges the elimination of nuclear weapons [...] My country reiterates its position that the Treaty complements the objectives of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and strengthens its three fundamental pillars.'1
Guatemala was one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 UN General Assembly resolution on the TPNW, which called 'upon all States that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Treaty at the earliest possible date'.2
- Guatemala should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Guatemala should ensure that all of the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.