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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2003

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The volume 28 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the fifty-eighth 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 2003 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the fifty-eighth session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 2003.

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Related issues and approaches

This chapter covers the following important issues: Terrorism and disarmament, human rights, human security and disarmament; prevention of an arms race in outer space; information security and the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament; arms limitation and disarmament agreements, including verification of compliance; and the relationship between disarmament and development. The common theme of these issues is how the international community is tackling their relationship to weapons and the disarmament process. Individually, each represents a significant step taken by the multilateral disarmament machinery or by other multilateral bodies of the United Nations system.

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