The Seychelles' cabinet approved ratification of the TPNW on 1 July 2020, but approval from the National Assembly is still needed. As a member of the African Group in the UN, the Seychelles aligned itself with the group's statement at the 2020 UN General Assembly's High-Level Plenary Meeting to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, which welcomed the adoption of the TPNW and stated that the Treaty does not undermine the NPT but complements and strengthens it. The statement also called on all states, especially nuclear-armed and umbrella states, to sign and ratify the TPNW, and to consider the catastrophic humanitarian, environmental, and economic impacts of nuclear weapons and to dismantle and renounce these weapons of mass destruction. See: bit.ly/39NG0vW, bit.ly/2UG2lmC.
- The Seychelles should urgently ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.