United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1996

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The volume 21 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the fifty-first 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 1996 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the fifty-first session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 1996.



Studies, information and training

The activities undertaken by the United Nations for information and training in the field of disarmament include expert studies on various topics, an information programme, fellowships, training and advisory services, publications and research. This chapter gives a brief account of such activities carried out in 1996 and lists, in annex II, the publications prepared by the Centre for Disarmament Affairs and by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). The Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters advises the Secretary-General, inter alia, on the studies programme and implementation of the information programme, and serves as the Board of Trustees of UNIDIR.


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