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Yearbook of the United Nations 1988

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The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.

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Disarmament

During 1988. the momentum was sustained towards the general improvement in international relations, particularly between the USSR and the United States and between the two major military alliances. The 1987 Treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) went into effect on 1 June 1988. Progress was also made in the deliberations at the Vienna Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe in the field of confidence-and security-building measures as well as new negotiations on conventional armaments in Europe. In the United Nations and in other forums, both the USSR and the United States indicated their intention to move towards a gradual reduction of their armed forces.

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