United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2016: Part II

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The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, volume 41 (Part II): 2016, with a foreword by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, summarizes developments and trends in 2016 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 2016.



Biological and chemical weapons

Since 1980, successive [Biological Weapons Convention] Review Conferences have built on past achievements, but we still have a long way to go. The international community cannot afford to continue to lag behind the pace of technological advances and the growing security risks. We must not allow the gaps to widen.


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