In response to questions asked in Parliament, Liechtenstein's government has said that, before ratifying the TPNW, it must address issues related to its customs union with Switzerland. At the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Liechtenstein said: 'The Non-Proliferation Treaty charted a course to eliminate nuclear weapons making it illegal to acquiring them. Its lack of implementation is read by some as an incentive to do the opposite. Liechtenstein strongly supports the collective effort to outlaw nuclear weapons and is committed to ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Treaty provides the adequate legal framework for nuclear disarmament. Eliminating nuclear weapons is not a policy choice. It is a legal and moral necessity and a dictate of public conscience.' See: bit.ly/2JF6W6B (2 Sep 2020), bit.ly/373RMzh.
- Liechtenstein should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.