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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

III. Initiatives and multilateral treaties on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control

Chapter:
12. Nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2017
Author(s):
Tariq Rauf, Shannon N. Kile

The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly deals with matters pertaining to disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community. It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the UN Charter, including general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments, promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments. The First Committee works in close collaboration with the UN Disarmament Commission and the Conference on Disarmament.1 In 2016 there were three notable developments at the First Committee with the adoption of resolutions mandating (a) negotiations under General Assembly rules on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading to their elimination; (b) the convening of a 25-member high-level preparatory group on a fissile material cut-off treaty; and (c) the establishment of a group of governmental experts on disarmament verification. On 24 December 2016 the General Assembly took action on the report of the First Committee and adopted the resolutions forwarded by the First Committee, including the three noted above.2

Citation (MLA):
Rauf, Tariq, and Shannon N. Kile. "12. Nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-12-div1-72.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Rauf, T., & Kile, S. (2016). 12. Nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-12-div1-72.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Rauf, Tariq, and Shannon N. Kile. "12. Nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control." In SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-12-div1-72.xml
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