Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the representative of Brunei Darussalam stated:
Brunei Darussalam endorsed the General Assembly resolution on the CTBT [Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty], and my delegation is of the view that its signing represents an important first step towards worldwide nuclear disarmament.
My delegation is also encouraged by the establishment of other nuclear-weapon-free zones: the Treaty of Pelindaba for Africa, the Treaty of Tlatelolco for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Treaty of Raratonga for the South Pacific. The establishment of these nuclear-weapon-free zones is a testimony to the determination and genuine aspirations of the peoples of the various regions to be free of the nuclear threat. Brunei Darussalam welcomes the initiative of Brazil aimed at establishing a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the southern hemisphere and adjacent areas to further strengthen the existing nuclear-weapon-free zones, thus gradually freeing the whole southern hemisphere and adjacent areas of such weapons.