United Nations and Disarmament 1945-1970

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The United Nations and Disarmament 1945-1970 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly, the voting patterns in the General Assembly and the First Committee report and dates of their adoption.



The conference of Non-Nuclear-Weapon states

As THE CONCEPT of an agreement on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons began to take concrete shape during 1965-1966 in the form of various treaty drafts, the countries which did not possess nuclear weapons felt that it would be useful to exchange and co-ordinate their views on the subject. At the twenty-first session of the General Assembly in 1966, Pakistan introduced a draft resolution, co-sponsored by Jamaica, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Somalia, by which the Assembly would decide to convene a conference of non-nuclear-weapon States not later than June 1967 to consider the following, and other related questions: (1) how the security of the non-nuclearweapon States could best be assured; (2) how non-nuclearweapon States might co-operate among themselves in preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons; and (3) how nuclear devices might be used for exclusively peaceful purposes. By the draft resolution, the Assembly would also request its President to set up a Preparatory Committee, to make appropriate arrangements for convening the conference. The sponsors of the draft resolution subsequently accepted amendments^ by which the conference would be convened not later than July 1968 and the proposed Preparatory Committee would be asked to consider and report to the General Assembly's twenty-second session on the question of association of nuclear States with the work of the conference.


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