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.



Strengthening of the security of Non-Nuclear-Weapon states

Almost since the advent of the nuclear-weapon era, the non-nuclear-weapon States have sought security assurances which would protect them from the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons. The need for such assurances has been accentuated by an escalating arms race, the increasing refinement of nuclear weapons and the development of strategic doctrines which, among other concepts, espouse the idea of limited nuclear war.


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