United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1989

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The volume 14 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the forty-fourth 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 1989 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 that do not belong to one of the major military alliances, have emphasized the need for effective measures to ensure their security against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons. The issue was raised forcefully in 1968 in connection with the negotiations on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.’ After prolonged consideration of various options, the three nuclear-weapon States parties—the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States—agreed to provide such assurances through a Security Council resolution.


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