In the First Committee of the 2021 UN General Assembly, Venezuela said that as long as the existence of nuclear weapons persists, they 'constitute a latent risk that threatens all forms of life on the planet,' and expressed hope 'that the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will bring us closer, sooner rather than later, to the global goal of eliminating nuclear weapons'.2
Venezuela was one of the co-sponsors of the 2021 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'.3
- 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 with the IAEA.