United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1987

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The volume 12 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the forty-second 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 1987 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels.



Strengthening of the security of Non-Nuclear-Weapon states

Ever since the beginning of the nuclear age, non-nuclear-weapon States, particularly those which do not belong to one of the major military alliances, have pleaded the need for effective measures that would ensure their security against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons. In the view of many of those States, that need has been made all the greater by the unceasing arms race, the continuing increase in the effectiveness and lethality of nuclear weapons and the possibility that growing acceptance of limited nuclear war could increase the likelihood of such a war occurring. The issue was raised forcefully in 1968 in connection with the negotiations on the nuclear non-proliferation Treaty and it has since figured almost uninterruptedly in the agenda of various disarmament forums. No agreed solution has so far been found.


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