When Malta ratified the TPNW on 21 September 2020, the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs issued a press release that said: 'Amongst other things, the treaty has the ambition to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons which is also a guiding principle of Malta’s foreign policy. The ratification of this treaty stands in testimony to Malta’s unwavering commitment to nuclear non-proliferation and global disarmament that remain crucial to securing a safer future for all and for future generations.' 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, Malta highlighted its recent signature and ratification of the TPNW and said: 'Malta has taken this political decision to clearly signal that it is in favour of the total elimination of nuclear weapons and that it shares the view of many other countries, which like it, believe that the total elimination of nuclear weapons remains the only absolute guarantee against their use.' See: bit.ly/33L8l2s, bit.ly/3nNSPub.
- Malta should encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Malta should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative and other necessary measures.