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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1985

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The volume 10 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the fortieth session of the General Assembly, the voting patterns in the General Assembly and the First Committee report and dates of their adoption. It summarizes developments and trends in 1985 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the fortieth session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 1985.

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World disarmament campaign and observance of disarmament week

In the final document of its tenth special session, which was held in 1978, the General Assembly underlined the importance of world public opinion in efforts to promote the cause of disarmament. It expressed the view that in order for an international conscience to develop and for world public opinion to exercise a positive influence, the United Nations should increase the dissemination of information on the armaments race and disarmament with the full co-operation of Member States. In that connection, the Assembly also proclaimed the week starting 24 October, the day of the foundation of the United Nations, as Disarmament Week—a week devoted to fostering the objectives of disarmament.

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