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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1980

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The volume 5 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.

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General and complete disarmament

At the time of its inception in 1945, the United Nations already recognized disarmament as one of its important areas of concern. In Article 26 of the Charter of the Organization it was enshrined that the Security Council would promote international peace and security “with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources” and be responsible for establishment of a system for the regulation of armaments. And throughout the 35-year effort of the United Nations to regulate arms and armed forces, to curb both the quantitative and qualitative build-up of armaments, and to achieve concrete measures of disarmament, the Organization has on numerous occasions indicated a preference to deal with the question of disarmament on a comprehensive basis.

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