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.



Nuclear arms limitation and disarmament

For a long time the attention of the international community has focused on the danger posed by nuclear weapons to the very survival of mankind and the consequent need to adopt effective measures relating to the cessation of the nuclear arms race and to nuclear disarmament. With a view to reducing that danger, a number of arms regulation agreements have been concluded, both within and outside the framework of the United Nations. Nevertheless, the quantitative and qualitative development of nuclear weapons has continued, leading to a staggering growth in the number of nuclear warheads and the development and deployment of ever more complex and destructive weapons systems.


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