Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Ghana stated:
As a non-nuclear-weapon State, Ghana abides by the word and spirit of the Treaty and in 1995 joined our sister States of the African continent to sign the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, also known as the Pelindaba Treaty. This Treaty, together with the Treaties of Tlatelolco in Latin America and Rarotonga in the South Pacific, the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty and the Antarctic Treaty, enhances the prospects of achieving a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere, which we hope will materialize with the cooperation and support of States parties to the various treaties and the nuclear-weapon States, in particular. In this respect, it is our hope and prayer that conditions in the Middle East and South Asia will, in the near future, generate enough confidence among the States of those regions to enable them freely to conclude regional nuclear-weapon-free zone treaties, in pursuit of our common objective of nuclear non-proliferation as a first step to the eventual elimination of all nuclear weapons. 
Ghana, Statement before the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/C.1/51/PV.7, 18 October 1996, pp. 15–16.