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UNODA Occasional Papers No.28: Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament in the Twenty-First Century, October 2016

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The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Occasional Papers is a series of ad hoc publications presenting, in edited form, papers or statements made at meetings, symposiums, seminars, workshops or lectures that deal with topical issues in the field of arms limitation, disarmament and international security. They are intended primarily for those concerned with these matters in Government, civil society and in the academic community. This publication's authors, who include some of the world’s leading scholars, diplomats and activists on the topic, examine historic, strategic, humanitarian and economic aspects of general and complete disarmament to elaborate and elevate the case for prohibiting conventional weapons systems as well as nuclear weapons. The featured articles were originally presented at the seminar held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 21 October 2015 entitled “Comprehensive Approaches for Disarmament in the Twenty-first Century: Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament”. It was organized by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica.

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Acknowledgements

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, express their sincere gratitude to the individuals who contributed to this volume: Alyson Bailes, Kennette Benedict, Matthew Bolton, John Burroughs, Jacqueline Cabasso, Maritza Chan, Marc Finaud, Richard Jolly, Andrew Lichterman, Paul Meyer and Randy Rydell. They also express gratitude to Kevin Miletic and Michael Spies for their work in coordinating and editing this volume, as well as to Chris King for his support. Appreciation is also owed to Maisy Bailey and Marta Corti for their research assistance.

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