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.



The advisory board on disarmament studies and studies in progress

It was stated recently that one of the important, although unspectacular, means used by the United Nations to further the process of disarmament and arms limitation consists of the studies it carries out on a range of aspects of that extremely complicated topic. These studies have two basic purposes: first, they provide information of a general nature to facilitate better understanding of the problems of the arms race and disarmament; and, second, they support the negotiating process through the analysis of specific matters related to negotiations in process. Such studies have been made under United Nations auspices since the early 1960s, most of them with the assistance of consultant or governmental experts appointed by the Secretary-General or experts appointed directly by Governments. This procedure has permitted the Organization to draw on as wide as possible a range of expertise and political outlook. The United Nations Secretariat has also made relevant analyses at the request of various bodies.


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