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Yearbook of the United Nations 1993

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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 1993, in spite of widespread strife and militant nationalism, further progress was made towards disarmament, particularly with respect to weapons of mass destruction. Achievements in that area included: progress towards nuclear disarmament by the Russian Federation and the United States; the wider observance of a de facto moratorium on nuclear testing and the collective decision of the Conference on Disarmament to commence substantive negotiations, early in 1994, aimed at concluding a comprehensive nuclear-test ban; widening acceptance of the nuclear non-proliferation regime and ever-increasing support for the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; and the opening of the process of signature and ratification of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction.

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