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.



Study on the relationship between disarmament and development

On 28 August 1981, the Group of Governmental Experts on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development, whose 27 members were appointed by the Secretary-General, concluded its work under the Chairmanship of Mrs. Inga Thorsson of Sweden. The experts and countries they represented are listed in annex I to this chapter. The study was completed in three years, between September 1978 and August 1981, and transmitted to the Secretary-General on 3 September 1981. In his foreword to the study, the Secretary-General referred to the world-wide research commissioned by the Expert Group to investigate the proposition that a balanced and generally acceptable pattern of global economic and social development is inextricably related to disarmament. He also expressed the hope that the clear and widely shared understanding of that relationship, as postulated by the study, might provide a basis for the formulation of practical measures by Governments that would both promote disarmament and further the cause of development.


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