United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1979

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The volume 4 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.



Nuclear-Weapon-Free zones

The concept of nuclear-weapon-free zones, which has been developed in the course of disarmament negotiations at the United Nations and other international forums, continues to be regarded as one of the most practical means of preventing the horizontal proliferation of nuclear weapons and ensuring the complete absence of such weapons from the designated areas. Moreover, the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones is considered to be an effective means of providing the non-nuclear-weapon States with negative security guarantees against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, an important step which might contribute to the achievement of general and complete disarmament under effective international control, particularly nuclear disarmament.


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