United Arab Emirates
Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the United Arab Emirates stated:
The United Arab Emirates recently signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and last year signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the context of international efforts to promote the universality of those two Treaties. We have also welcomed the long-term multilateral efforts of all parties to achieve a broad consensus on the question of nuclear disarmament and the international non-proliferation regime. This consensus recently resulted, as the Secretary-General points out in his report, in the accession of the five nuclear-weapon States to the Protocol to the Treaty of Rarotonga establishing the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone, which made them full parties to that Treaty.