United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2011: Part II

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The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, volume 36 (Part II): 2011, with a foreword by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, summarizes developments and trends in 2011 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels; reviews the activity of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission; and contains a handy timeline of highlights of multilateral disarmament in 2011.

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Conventional weapons issues

The United Nations is confronted with lax controls on the small arms trade in many parts of the world. Whether it is promoting sustainable development, protecting human rights, carrying out peacekeeping efforts, delivering food aid, improving public health, advancing gender equality, building safer cities, protecting forcibly displaced persons or fighting crime and terrorism, the Organization faces armed violence, conflict and civil unrest involving violations of international law, abuses of the rights of children, civilian casualties, humanitarian crises and missed social and economic opportunities.

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