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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1991

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The volume 16 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the forty-sixth 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 1991 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the forty-sixth session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 1991.

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Activities of the Department for disarmament affairs and education and information for disarmament

Every year, the Department for Disarmament Affairs undertakes a large number of activities in fulfilment of standing and new mandates given to the Secretary-General by the General Assembly. This chapter covers a variety of areas: involvement in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM): the disarmament studies programme; the global information programme, including the World Disarmament Campaign; the fellowship, training and advisory services programme; and the Regional Centres. The chapter also discusses action taken by the General Assembly under the item “Education and information for disarmament”. The chapter concludes with two annexes: annex I sets out the composition of the expert study groups and annex II is a compilation of intergovernmental and other meetings that the Department serviced and the publications that it produced in 1991.

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