United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1981

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The volume 6 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.



World disarmament conference

The concept of a world disarmament conference, as a definite initiative, was formulated at the first Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Belgrade in 1961. That Conference recommended in its Declaration, inter alia, that the General Assembly decide to convene either a special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament or a world disarmament conference under the auspices of the United Nations. The idea was reiterated at several subsequent summit conferences of the non-aligned countries, including at Havana in 1979, and in the General Assembly, which, as early as 1965 on the basis of a non-aligned proposal, endorsed the idea of convening a world disarmament conference with its adoption of resolution 2030 (XX).


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