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.



Treaty on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms (START treaty)

Through long bilateral negotiations on nuclear-arms limitation and other related nuclear matters, the Soviet Union and the United States had through the years reached a number of agreements. In 1991, after nine years of negotiations, the Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START Treaty) between the two Powers was signed in Moscow on 31 July. It represents a milestone in over two decades of bilateral negotiations on the subject.


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