United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 1997

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The volume 22 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the fifty-second 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 1997 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the fifty-second session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 1997.



Nuclear disarmament issues

Nuclear disarmament issues have been discussed within and outside the United Nations since the very beginning of the nuclear age. As a result, a number of agreements have been signed by which the existing nuclear arsenals have been reduced, their deployment excluded from certain environments or regions, or their proliferation prevented. Some legal aspects of the threat or use of nuclear weapons have recently been addressed.


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