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.



Disarmament and development

The need to reduce to a minimum the diversion of human and economic resources for armaments and to develop such resources for the welfare of all peoples was expressly recognized by the General Assembly in the adoption of resolution 380 (V) of 1950. Since that time, the United Nations has undertaken a number of studies on the relationship between those two major issues and on related questions, and Member States have submitted proposals to institutionalize that relationship, for instance, through the establishment of a fund or the creation of alternative mechanisms for channelling resources released through disarmament; however, to date none of those proposals has been implemented.


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