United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2013: Part II

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The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook has been a rich source of historical knowledge on developments, trends and achievements of multilateral disarmament for more than 30 years. In early spring of each year, Part I of the Yearbook is published containing an annual compilation of text and statistics on disarmament-related resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly. In early autumn, Part II is published presenting the main topics of multilateral consideration during the year, along with a convenient issues-oriented timeline. This year, volume 38 (Part II): 2013, with a foreword by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, summarizes developments and trends in 2013 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 2013.



Information and outreach

I will continue to use my moral authority and convening power to advocate for disarmament, non-proliferation and nuclear security. That is why I was the first Secretary-General to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where I met with the survivors—the hibakusha. It is why I visited the former nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk, in Kazakhstan. I have also been to Chernobyl and Fukushima, and convened high-level meetings at the United Nations on Nuclear Safety and Security and on Countering Nuclear Terrorism. In all I do, I rely on partners to help me spread the word.


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