Marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2022, the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, Amery Browne, encouraged states that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the TPNW. ‘Trinidad and Tobago regards the TPNW as a decisive, progressive step towards ridding the world of the ominous threat of nuclear confrontation, whether by calculation or by error,’ he said.2
In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2022, Trinidad and Tobago highlighted its participation in the 1MSP and the adoption of an action plan and declaration.3
Trinidad and Tobago 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.'4
- Trinidad and Tobago should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Trinidad and Tobago should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Trinidad and Tobago should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA, and upgrade to a Modified Small Quantities Protocol.