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.



Prevention of an arms race in outer space

The space age is said to have started in 1957, when for the first time a man-made object was lofted into orbit around the Earth. Since that date, the peaceful uses of outer space have been discussed in the United Nations, particularly in the General Assembly and the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its subsidiary bodies. Those discussions have contributed to the conclusion of a number of international agreements concerning both military and peaceful aspects of the use of outer space.


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