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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2005

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The anniversary volume 30 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the sixtiest 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 2005 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the sixtiest session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 2005.

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Foreword

Each year, typically with little fanfare, the various institutions comprising the “disarmament machinery” of the United Nations meet and deliberate literally hundreds of initiatives of great interest to its Member States. Some of these initiatives deal with measures to eliminate nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, a goal that has been on the UN agenda since the General Assembly adopted its first resolution in 1946. Others deal with efforts to prevent the global spread or improvement of such weapons, while additional initiatives focus on conventional weapons, small arms, and other types of weaponry, including space weapons and missiles. The deliberations address regional issues. They cover various environmental challenges and certain issues relating to economic development. Where is one to find a concise summary of all of these activities?

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