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, the Maldives said: 'When it comes to our common goal of nuclear disarmament, we cannot be complacent, nor lag behind. We must remember that every effort towards nuclear disarmament is a step towards strengthening international peace and security. It would foster greater economic development and enable more prosperity.' The Maldives also highlighted that it in 2019 ratified the TPNW and noted that it believes this instrument is 'critical' and urged 'those states that have not ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to do so as soon as possible'. See: bit.ly/3nS9exO.
- The Maldives should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- The Maldives should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.
- The Maldives should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.