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Study on the Economic and Social Consequences of the Arms Race and Military Expenditures

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This report is in response to mandates of the General Assembly on the economic and social consequences of the arms race. It discusses the dynamics and resources of the arms race, military outlays and socio-economic development and international consequences of the arms race. The analysis reveals a continuity of negative effects but a greater degree of change since its previous reports.

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Foreword by the Secretary-General

The present report is the fourth in a series carried out by the United Nations, in response to mandates of the General Assembly, on the economic and social consequences of the arms race. It has been prepared, pursuant to resolutions 40/150 of 16 December 1985 and 41/86 I of 4 December 1986, by the Group of Consultant Experts appointed by the Secretary-General for the purpose. They have accordingly brought up to date the previous report, entitled Economic and Social Consequences of the Arms Race and of Military Expenditures, which was concluded in 1982.

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