United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2003
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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2003

The volume 28 compiles the disarmament resolutions and decisions of the fifty-eighth session of the General Assembly, the voting patterns in the General Assembly and the First Committee report and dates of their adoption. It summarizes developments and trends in 2003 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the fifty-eighth session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 2003.
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The United Nations charter envisaged a substantial role for regional organizations in promoting international peace and security, although it was not until the end of the cold war that they assumed a more active role. A Group of Governmental Experts appointed by the UN Secretary-General concluded in 1981 that there was a vast and, to a large extent unexplored, potential for progress in disarmament, if the global approach was supplemented with determined and systematic efforts at the level of the different regions. The Group of Experts found that progress in regional disarmament, the equitable solution of problems and the just settlement of disputes at the regional level, along with regional confidence-building measures, could create conditions that would promote disarmament and relax tension at the global level. Over the years, the United Nations has sought to enhance the role of regional approaches to disarmament and security, including as a complement to global efforts. By adapting regional initiatives to the specific needs of the participating States, it was possible to reach agreement on measures more far-reaching than those that could be adopted at the global level. Concluding its consideration of the question in 1993, the United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC) adopted guidelines and recommendations for regional approaches to disarmament. The Commission found that regional and global approaches to disarmament and arms limitation complemented each other and should be pursued simultaneously, in order to promote regional and international peace and security.