United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2015: Part II

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The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, volume 40 (Part II): 2015, with a foreword by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, summarizes developments and trends in 2015 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 2015.



Disarmament machinery

Although the disarmament machinery continued to struggle in producing concrete results, States exerted various efforts throughout 2015 to revitalize multilateral disarmament negotiations and deliberations. In this regard, the General Assembly established a new open-ended working group as its subsidiary body to address effective measures required for attaining and maintaining a world without nuclear weapons. Members of the Conference on Disarmament also engaged in discussions by convening various informal meetings on its core agenda items. In the context of the thirty-fifth anniversary of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, States also addressed the Institute’s future financial stability during the 2015 session of the First Committee of the General Assembly and took steps to ensure its fiscal longevity.


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