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.



Prohibition of the stationing of weapons and prevention of an arms race in outer space

In October 1957, the first man-made satellite was launched into outer space and the people of the world witnessed the beginning of a new era — the space age. The following year, an item dealing with the peaceful uses of outer space was for the first time placed on the agenda of the General Assembly, at its thirteenth regular session. At the same session, the Assembly established the Ad Hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, which, one year later, became a permanent body.


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