At the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in August 2022, Nicaragua welcomed the entry into force of the TPNW, ‘which for the first time in history prohibits the existence, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons and even nuclear tests’. It also noted that the TPNW complements the NPT and called for its universalisation.2 In a closing statement to the NPT Review Conference, Nicaragua and 64 other TPNW supporters urged ‘all states committed to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons to join the TPNW without delay’.3
In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Nicaragua welcomed the ‘successful results’ of the 1MSP to the TPNW and emphasised that the Treaty ‘contributes to the strengthening of the disarmament and non-proliferation regime’.4
Nicaragua was one of the co-sponsors for the 2022 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.'5
- Nicaragua should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Nicaragua should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.