Sierra Leone has consistently voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions on the TPNW in 2018, 2019, and 2020. As a member of the African Group in the UN, Sierra Leone 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 African Group 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/2UG2lmC.
- Sierra Leone should urgently sign and ratify the TPNW, and encourage other states to adhere to the Treaty.
- Sierra Leone should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.