UN Nuclear Disarmament Debate Stalled
Boese, Wade, Arms Control Today
If a recent month-long UN disarmament meeting is a signpost for where key nuclear arms control talks are headed next year, a dead end might be around the corner.
From Oct. 4 to Nov. 5, UN members discussed, disputed, and voted on a smorgasbord of nonbinding arms control resolutions at the First Committee, which is the UN General Assembly's annual forum on disarmament and international security matters. Members endorsed a verification study, supported stricter controls for shoulder-fired missiles, and backed curbing the illegal small arms trade. Yet, no such consensus emerged on nuclear weapons.
Countries without nuclear arms pressed those possessing such weapons to do more …
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Publication information: Article title: UN Nuclear Disarmament Debate Stalled. Contributors: Boese, Wade - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 34. Issue: 10 Publication date: December 2004. Page number: 39+. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.