Namibia 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'.2
Namibia also associated itself with a statement by the African Group in the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, which said: 'Given the slow progress and frustration that has characterized nuclear disarmament for so many years, The TPNW marks a watershed in the drive to rid the world of nuclear weapons. [...] It is our hope that the nuclear weapon states and those under the so-called nuclear umbrella would seize this opportunity to sign and ratify the treaty as well as pursuit the goal of a nuclear weapon free world'.3
- Namibia should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Namibia should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Namibia should upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol with the IAEA. Namibia should also adhere to the BWC.