Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the representative of Namibia stated:
Despite the fact that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) does not address all aspects of nuclear disarmament, Namibia has signed it, because we believe that the Treaty demonstrates the international community’s willingness to halt the spread of nuclear weapons. In this connection, my delegation welcomes the Proposal for a Programme of Action for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, submitted by the Group of 21 non-aligned members to the Conference on Disarmament, which calls for the phased elimination of nuclear weapons by the year 2020. Namibia believes that once the nightmare of nuclear weapons is removed from this world, humankind can live in peace and harmony.