Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the representative of Venezuela stated:
The treaties of Rarotonga, Bangkok, Pelindaba and the Antarctic are clear examples of the desire of peoples to be free of the threat of the terrible nuclear nightmare. Venezuela firmly supports the creation of additional nuclear-weapon-free zones and encourages the States that have not yet done so to become parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, instruments that are essential to the ban on these weapons. My delegation will support unreservedly all initiatives by the international community to establish such zones throughout the world.