United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1990

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The volume 15 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the forty-fifth 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 1990 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the forty-fifth session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 1990.



Activities of the United Nations institute for disarmament research

The proposal to establish an international institute for disarmament research was put forward by the President of France at the tenth special session of the General Assembly, in 1978. UNIDIR was established at Geneva in 1980 within the framework of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). In 1982, the General Assembly, by resolution 37/99 K, decided that UNIDIR should function as an autonomous institution working in close relationship with the Department for Disarmament Affairs and that the Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Studies should function as its Board of Trustees and draft a statute of UNIDIR on the basis of its existing mandate. The Assembly also invited Governments to make contributions to UNIDIR. The statute of UNIDIR was approved by the General Assembly by its resolution 39/148 H of December 1984, and it became effective on 1 January 1985.


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