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.



Development of a comprehensive programme of disarmament

During the 1960s, the concept of general and complete disarmament provided the major United Nations framework to encompass plans and measures aimed towards ending the arms race and achieving disarmament. Within that framework, primary emphasis was given to the need for effective measures to halt the nuclear arms race and achieve nuclear disarmament. The 1961 joint statement of agreed principles for future disarmament negotiations and the draft treaties of the Soviet Union and the United States on general and complete disarmament submitted in 1962 to the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament have remained a basis of discussion on the subject and have been considered as the forerunner of later efforts to develop a comprehensive programme of disarmament.


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