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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.

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General and complete disarmament

Efforts by the United Nations through the years to deal with disarmament on a comprehensive basis have envisaged the global reduction of all weapons and armed forces to very low levels — in the words of the Charter, “to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources” By the comprehensive approach, the many issues of disarmament would make up the components of a carefully planned programme aimed towards that end. In addition, various relevant initiatives which do not in themselves deal with disarmament measures but are intended to be conducive to the process of disarmament may be considered in the context of the comprehensive approach to the question.

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