Luxembourg may sign and ratify or accede to the TPNW, but will have to make changes to its policies and practices to become compliant.
In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Luxembourg said that we must ‘continue our efforts to halt the quantitative and qualitative proliferation of nuclear arsenals and their delivery systems’ and ‘reverse the trend of undermining key instruments for arms control’. It added that it ‘is crucial to address the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons’, and it is in the interest of us all to ‘stay the course towards a world without nuclear weapons’.1
- Luxembourg should renounce the possession and potential use of nuclear weapons on its behalf, and ensure that nuclear weapons do not have a role in its defence posture.
- Luxembourg should comply with its existing obligation under Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and pursue negotiations in good faith on nuclear disarmament.
- Luxembourg 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.