United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1983

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The volume 8 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.



Strengthening of the security of Non-Nuclear-Weapon states

The concerns of the non-nuclear-weapon States for their security, which date back to the beginning of the nuclear-weapon era, have been further intensified by the unabated nuclear arms race. During the past several years, these concerns have become even stronger, not only because of the nuclear competition between the two great Powers, but also because that competition has led to new, more sophisticated weapons and resumed talk about dangerous strategic doctrines, particularly the possibility of limited nuclear war. Unable either to depend upon nuclear weapons for their defence or to join existing military alliances, most non-nuclear-weapon States have sought to reduce their concerns by supporting measures to prevent further proliferation of nuclear weapons, and by seeking reliable security assurances against any use or threat of use of such weapons against them.


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