United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1995

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The volume 20 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the fifties 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 1995 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the fifties session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 1995.



Convention on certain conventional weapons

The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCWC) was concluded in 1980 as an “umbrella” treaty to which additional specific agreements might be attached in the form of protocols; at the time, three such protocols were concluded, dealing with: non-detectable fragments (Protocol I); mines and booby-traps (Protocol II and a technical annex); and incendiary weapons (protocol III). The Convention, of which the Secretary-General is the depositary, entered into force in 1983. It is kept under review in two contexts: wider adherence and broader scope, the latter either through the amendment of its existing protocols to make them more stringent or through the elaboration of additional protocols. By the end of 1995, the Convention had been ratified by 57 States.


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