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.



World disarmament campaign and observance of disarmament week

The important role which world public op inion can play in efforts to promote the cause of disarmament was underlined by the General Assembly in the 1978 Final Document. It was declared that in order for an international conscience to develop and for world public opinion to exercise a positive influence, the United Nations should increase the dissemination of information on the armaments race and disarmament with the full co-operation of Member States. The week starting 24 October, the day of the founding of the United Nations, was proclaimed as Disarmament Week, a week devoted to fostering the objectives of disarmament.


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