Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also associated itself with a declaration issued by OPANAL on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2021. In this statement, the 33 member states of OPANAL reiterated 'the call upon all States, in particular nuclear-weapon States, to eliminate the role of nuclear weapons in their security and defence doctrines', recalled 'their participation in the adoption and recent entry into force of the [TPNW]', and noted that the TPNW, Treaty of Tlatelolco, NPT and CTBT, once in force, 'are not mere declarations of intention, since they are a suitable legal basis for the process aimed at completely eliminating all nuclear weapons in a transparent, verifiable and irreversible manner forever.'2
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.