United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1986

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The volume 11 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the forty-first 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 1986 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels.



Nuclear-Weapon-Free zones

The establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones has, during the last 30 years, been considered by its advocates an effective means of halting the spread of nuclear weapons and thus promoting disarmament, particularly nuclear disarmament. It has also been argued that such a measure would assure the non-nuclear-weapon States against the use of nuclear weapons, thereby enhancing their security. The 1978 Final Document states that the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones on the basis of arrangements freely arrived at among the States of the region concerned constitutes an important disarmament measure, and that the process of establishing such zones in different parts of the world should be encouraged with the ultimate objective of achieving a world free of nuclear weapons.


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