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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2001

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The volume 26 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the fifty-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 2001 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the fifty-sixth session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 2001.

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Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues

Nuclear disarmament issues have been on the international agenda since the beginning of the nuclear age. A number of unilateral initiatives and bilateral and multilateral agreements have led to the reduction of nuclear arsenals and to the exclusion of nuclear weapons from certain environments and regions. International norms to prevent the proliferation and testing of such weapons have been established, and legal aspects of the threat or use of nuclear weapons have also been addressed in recent years.

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