United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1977

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The volume 2 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.



Message conveyed by the Secretary-General to the conference of the committee on disarmament at its 1977 session

The Conference of the Committee on Disarmament today begins its new year of activity. This provides an opportunity to review the work accomplished and to consider the tasks that are ahead. We are all aware of the fundamental role that disarmament must play in any systematic approach to international peace and security and to the construction of a new and more just world order. A relaxation of political tensions has diminished the danger of big Power confrontation, but this has not led to a slackening of the nuclear arms race. The hazards to international security of this continuing arms race are obvious. It is equally obvious that the release of resources through disarmament would benefit economic and social development. Recent changes in world conditions further emphasize this dual need for disarmament.


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