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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1984

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The volume 9 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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Limitation of conventional armaments and arms transfers on a world-wide and regional basis

In 1984 there was no Advance in the limitation of conventional armaments and armed forces. In some respects there was a levelling of military expenditures, particularly in some developing countries, and that was reflected in the area of arms transfers, where overall there was a fall in total arms deliveries.' However, that development arose largely from economic pressures: it was not due to any multilateral agreement, nor to any marked lessening of tension in the world. During the year armed conflicts continued to occur, all in developing countries, and the toll of human casualties and destruction of property continued to mount.

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