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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2017: Part II

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The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, volume 42 (Part II): 2017, with a foreword by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, summarizes developments and trends in 2017 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 2017.

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Biological and chemical weapons

The issue of chemical weapons, and in particular allegations of their use, continued to seize global attention throughout 2017. Activities to complete the destruction of the chemical weapons programme of the Syrian Arab Republic were ongoing, as were efforts to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in that country.

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