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In the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in October 2023, Brunei ‘call[ed] attention to the devastating, dangerous and indiscriminate consequences of weapons of mass destruction on global peace, security, stability and development’, and urged full support for multilateral efforts to achieve general and complete disarmament under the TPNW, the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a number of other instruments.[1]

TPNW Status

26 Sep 2018
TPNW Article 1(1) prohibitions: Compliance in 2022
(a) Develop, produce, manufacture, acquire Compliant
Test Compliant
Possess or stockpile Compliant
(b) Transfer Compliant
(c) Receive transfer or control Compliant
(d) Use Compliant
Threaten to use Compliant
(e) Assist, encourage or induce Compliant
(f) Seek or receive assistance Compliant
(g) Allow stationing, installation, deployment Compliant
TPNW voting and participation
UNGA resolution on TPNW (latest vote) Voted yes (2023)
Participated in 1MSP (2022) Observer
1MSP delegation size (% women) 1 (100%)
Adoption of TPNW (7 July 2017) Voted yes
Participated in TPNW negotiations (2017) Yes
Negotiation mandate (A/RES/71/258) Voted yes
Other weapons of mass destruction (WMD) treaties
Party to an NWFZ Yes (Ratified 1996, Bangkok)
Party to the NPT Yes (Acceded 1985)
Ratified the CTBT Yes (Ratified 2013)
Party to the BWC Yes (Acceded 1991)
Party to the CWC Yes (Ratified 1997)
IAEA safeguards and fissile material
Safeguards agreement Yes (4 Nov 1987)
TPNW Art 3(2) deadline N/A
Small Quantities Protocol Yes (Modified)
Additional Protocol No
Enrichment facilities/reprocessing plants No
HEU stocks No
Plutonium stocks No

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It also noted ‘the progress made towards the common aspirations of a world without nuclear weapons’ during the first Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW in 2022, with the adoption of a political declaration and action plan. Brunei observed the second Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW in November and December 2023 but did not make a statement.


  • Brunei should urgently ratify the TPNW.

  • Brunei should conclude and bring into force an Additional Protocol with the IAEA.

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