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.



Peaceful uses of nuclear energy and IAEA safeguards and related activities

Increasing interest in the peaceful use of nuclear energy the establishment of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1956. As stated in its Statute, the Agency’s two main objectives are to seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world, and to ensure, so far as it is able, that assistance provided by it or at its request or under its supervision or control is not used in such a way as to further any military purpose. IAEA fosters and guides the development of peaceful uses of atomic energy, establishes standards for nuclear safety and environmental protection, aids member States through technical cooperation and fosters the exchange of scientific and technical information on nuclear energy.


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