Brunei

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

SIGNED

26 September 2018

RATIFIED

 

IN FORCE

 

 

Status

Brunei has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

 

Signature

Erywan Pehin Yusof, the second minister of foreign affairs of Brunei, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony in New York on 26 September 2018.

In a statement to the United Nations the following month, Brunei said that the TPNW “represents a strong recognition of the dangers of nuclear weapons and reflects the will of the majority” and is “a timely response to the lack of progress that we have been witnessing on the disarmament agenda over the years”.

In October 2021, Brunei welcomed the entry into force of the TPNW as “a vital step towards global nuclear disarmament” and expressed hope that the first meeting of states parties to the treaty in 2022 would “mark another important milestone”.

Erywan Pehin Yusof, the second minister of foreign affairs of Brunei, signs the TPNW in 2018. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Brunei has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by consistently voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

 

Meetings of states parties

Brunei attended as an observer the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW, held in Vienna in June 2022.

 

TPNW negotiations

Brunei participated in the negotiation of the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In 2016, Brunei voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence negotiations on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

 

Before the negotiations

Brunei was among 127 states that endorsed a “humanitarian pledge” in 2015–16 to cooperate “in efforts to stigmatise, prohibit, and eliminate nuclear weapons”. The pledge was instrumental in building momentum and support for convening the TPNW negotiations.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

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SIGNED

26 September 2018

RATIFIED

 

IN FORCE

 

 

Status

Brunei has signed but not yet ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

 

Signature

Erywan Pehin Yusof, the second minister of foreign affairs of Brunei, signed the TPNW at a high-level ceremony in New York on 26 September 2018.

In a statement to the United Nations the following month, Brunei said that the TPNW “represents a strong recognition of the dangers of nuclear weapons and reflects the will of the majority” and is “a timely response to the lack of progress that we have been witnessing on the disarmament agenda over the years”.

In October 2021, Brunei welcomed the entry into force of the TPNW as “a vital step towards global nuclear disarmament” and expressed hope that the first meeting of states parties to the treaty in 2022 would “mark another important milestone”.

Erywan Pehin Yusof, the second minister of foreign affairs of Brunei, signs the TPNW in 2018. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Brunei has promoted universal adherence to the TPNW, including by consistently voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

 

Meetings of states parties

Brunei attended as an observer the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW, held in Vienna in June 2022.

 

TPNW negotiations

Brunei participated in the negotiation of the TPNW at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In 2016, Brunei voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence negotiations on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

 

Before the negotiations

Brunei was among 127 states that endorsed a “humanitarian pledge” in 2015–16 to cooperate “in efforts to stigmatise, prohibit, and eliminate nuclear weapons”. The pledge was instrumental in building momentum and support for convening the TPNW negotiations.

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