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Author Gillis, Melissa.

Title Disarmament : a basic guide / by Melissa Gillis
Edition Third edition
Published New York : United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (v, 117 pages)
Contents Why is disarmament important? -- Global military expenditures -- Nuclear weapons -- Nuclear non-proliferation treaty -- Chemical weapons -- Biological weapons -- Missiles and missile defence -- Conventional arms and the arms trade -- Small arms and light weapons -- Landmines -- Cluster munitions -- Children and armed conflict -- Women, peace and security -- The United Nations and the work of disarmament -- Stay informed and get involved -- Appendix: arms control and disarmament treaties and related instruments
Summary "International peace and security -- and therefore disarmament -- stand at the core of the UN mandate. This publication is designed to inform, educate and generate public understanding of the importance of multilateral action, and to rally support for it, in the field of arms limitation and disarmament. Intended primarily for the general reader, this basic guide may also be useful for the disarmament educator or trainer. It is published by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in collaboration with the NGO (non-governmental organizations) Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security pursuant to the purposes of the United Nations Disarmament Information Programme."--Provided by publisher
Notes "January 2012"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Arms control.
Nuclear disarmament.
Form Electronic book
Author NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace, and Security.
United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs.
ISBN 9210552407 (electronic bk.)
9789210552400 (electronic bk.)