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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 2010: Part II

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The Volume 35 (Part II) summarizes developments and trends in 2010 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. Reviews the activity of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 2010.

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Regional disarmament

The role of nuclear-weapon-free zones (NWFZ) in promoting and facilitating progress towards a nuclear-weapon-free world received considerable attention in 2010. The entry into force in 2009 of the African and Central Asian NWFZs led to follow-up efforts in winning the support of the nuclear-weapon States for the protocols attached to NWFZ treaties. This also resulted in enhanced regional cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as to ensure the safety of NWFZs against hazardous nuclear materials.

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