In First Committee of the 2020 UN General Assembly, Venezuela made the following statement about the TPNW: 'Venezuela has been one of the main promoters of the TPNW, as it is the first legal instrument that expressly and comprehensively prohibits these weapons and addresses the humanitarian impact associated with their testing and use. This Treaty is a forceful expression of the majority will of the Member States of this Organization that require significant progress towards nuclear disarmament, which in turn is in line with the conclusions reached by the International Court of Justice on the existing obligation to advance and conclude the negotiations leading to the nuclear disarmament in all its aspects, under strict and effective international controls. In this regard, we salute the States that have signed and ratified this historic Treaty, while urging those who have not done so to consider soon joining this important instrument, which is an essential complement to other fundamental agreements on the matter, such as the NPT, the CTBT and Nuclear Weapons Free Zone treaties.' See: bit.ly/378W88F.
- Venezuela should continue to encourage other states to adhere to the TPNW.
- Venezuela should ensure that all the TPNW obligations are implemented domestically, through legal, administrative, and other necessary measures.
- Venezuela should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol (AP) with the IAEA.