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.



Nuclear-Weapon-Free zones

For the last several decades, there has been considerable support for the idea that the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones would greatly assist in deterring the spread of nuclear weapons and would promote nuclear disarmament. The advocates of this concept have also argued that a nuclear-weapon-free zone would help protect the zonal non-nuclear-weapon States against the use of nuclear weapons and thus materially enhance 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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