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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1992

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The volume 17 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the forty-seven 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 1992 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the forty-seventh session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 1992.

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Introduction

Throughout 1992, amid kaleidoscopic change, the world moved further away from the environment of the cold war. It was still burdened, however, with problems connected with the legacy of the past. In this situation, the management of the process of change occupied the minds of statesmen everywhere. The major Powers maintained a leading role in that critical process, but at a time of global transition marked by uniquely contradictory trends, as the Secretary-General of the United Nations pointed out in his report An Agenda for Peace, the maintenance of international peace and security was, more than ever, a world-wide common endeavour to be attained by common efforts.

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