In a statement to the 2021 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Mongolia said: 'The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is instrumental in achieving the objectives of the total elimination of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons continue to pose a serious threat to humanity, thus the Treaty’s entry into force in January 2021 set a milestone in the international efforts in banning these disastrious weapons.2
Mongolia 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'.3
- Mongolia should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Mongolia should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Mongolia should upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol with the IAEA.