United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1978

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The volume 3 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 build-up and transfer of conventional arms

Spectacular world-wide military growth, both quantitative and qualitative, nuclear and conventional, has been one of the most constant and disquieting hallmarks of the post-war era. Nuclear weapons, by their sheer destructive potential, remain the central concern of international disarmament efforts. But the quantitative and qualitative growth and expansion of conventional armed forces and armaments, which consume the bulk of spiralling world military expenditures, have also been a source of growing international concern.


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