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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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Nuclear arms limitation and disarmament

The danger posed by nuclear weapons to the very survival of mankind has been recognized since they first came into existence. Measures have been proposed over the years which cover the entire spectrum of nuclear arms limitation and disarmament problems and include limitations, reductions and/ or the elimination of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems; the cessation of production of nuclear weapons; the cut-off of the production of fissionable material for weapons purposes; and the restriction or prohibition of the deployment by nuclear-weapon States of nuclear weapons on the territories of other States.

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