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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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Radiological weapons

Radiological weapons are defined as those which would make use of the dispersal of radioactive substances in the target area to cause injury to persons independently of nuclear explosions. Although the possibilities of radiological warfare have been recognized since as early as 1948, as far as is known no weapons of this type have yet been constructed. There has therefore been a certain interest in banning such weapons before they are developed.

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