Panama associated itself with a statement by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, which said: 'NAM’s state parties to the TPNW are fully committed to its implementation and look forward to the first meeting of state parties'. The statement also reiterated NAM's 'concern at the threat to humanity posed by the continued existence of nuclear weapons as well as the lack of progress shown by nuclear-weapon states in eliminating their nuclear weapons'.1
In the First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Panama noted that it 'is proud to be one of the first countries to have signed the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, so it considers that its entry into force, will bring us closer to guaranteeing international peace and security towards the irreversible, verifiable and transparent elimination of nuclear weapons. The humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons is a matter of the utmost concern, if its total elimination is not guaranteed.'2
- Panama should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Panama should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.