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.



United Nations programme of fellowships on disarmament

The idea of establishing a United Nations programme of fellowships on disarmament was proposed initially by Nigeria at the 1978 special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament. Nigeria’s suggestion led, after its consideration, to the inclusion in the Final Document of the Tenth Special Session of the General Assembly of paragraph 108 by which the Assembly decided to establish a programme of fellowships on disarmament. The stated aim of the programme was to promote expertise in disarmament in more Member States, particularly in the developing countries, and in that regard the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare guidelines for the programme and to determine the financial requirement of awarding 20 fellowships a year. The guidelines were outlined in a report of the Secretary-General to the Assembly at its thirty-third session. Subsequently, by resolution 33/71 E of 14 December 1978, the Assembly approved the guidelines prepared by the Secretary-General, and requested him to make adequate arrangements to commence the programme of fellowships on disarmament during the first half of 1979.


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