Brunei

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

Signed: 26 September 2018

 

Summary

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

 

Signature

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

Erywan Pehin Yusof, the second minister of foreign affairs of Brunei, signs the treaty in New York on 26 September 2018. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Brunei has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, 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”.

In 2019, Brunei described the adoption of the treaty as “a vital step towards global nuclear disarmament”, noting that it complements earlier instruments relating to nuclear weapons.

 

Treaty negotiations

Brunei participated in the negotiation of the treaty 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 negotiations.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has signed the TPNW

Has not yet ratified the TPNW

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Signed: 26 September 2018

 

Summary

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

 

Signature

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

Erywan Pehin Yusof, the second minister of foreign affairs of Brunei, signs the treaty in New York on 26 September 2018. Photo: ICAN

 

Universalisation

Brunei has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, 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”.

In 2019, Brunei described the adoption of the treaty as “a vital step towards global nuclear disarmament”, noting that it complements earlier instruments relating to nuclear weapons.

 

Treaty negotiations

Brunei participated in the negotiation of the treaty 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 negotiations.

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