United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1982

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The volume 7 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 1958, one after the first man-made satellite was launched into outer space, heralding what came to be known as “the space age”, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to place on its agenda an item dealing with the peaceful uses of outer space. In 1959, the Ad Hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, established by the Assembly the previous year, became a permanent body.


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