Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
1997 United Nations News
1997 Global Special Weapons News
- [EXCERPTS] ACDA DIRECTOR HOLUM REMARKS TO CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Geneva -- A key U.S. arms control official has urged members of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD) to begin negotiating two important arms control treaties -- the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty and a ban on anti-personnel landmines. 15 May 1997
- [EXCERPTS] HOLUM MAY 15 NEWS CONFERENCE IN GENEVA Geneva -- John Holum, director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, says the United States strongly believes the time is ripe for the CD to begin negotiating a ban on the production of fissile materials used in nuclear weapons and a ban on anti-personnel landmines. But the work of the conference has become "immobilized by the concept of linkage," Holum said, in apparent reference to demands from India, Pakistan, and other non-aligned states that the CD also begin negotiations on nuclear disarmament.
- DISARMAMENT COMMISSION CONCLUDES 1997 SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS, 21 APRIL - 13 MAY Press Release DC/2586 13 May 1997
- [EXCERPTS] CONTRIBUTION OF NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONES TO DISARMAMENT HIGHLIGHTED IN DISARMAMENT COMMISSION 22 April 1997 Press Release DC/2580. The contribution new nuclear-weapon-free zones could make towards disarmament efforts was highlighted this morning in the Disarmament Commission, as it discussed nuclear disarmament,
limitations on conventional weapons and the upcoming fourth General Assembly session on disarmament.
- The Road to a Nuclear Weapons Free World: Treaties, Materials, and Verification Issues IEER/INESAP/WSLF Symposium New York City, UN Headquaters, April 11, 1997, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. "IEER, INESAP and WSLF are holding jointly a Symposium on April 11 in the UN Headquarters. We hope to attract delegations to the NPT PrepCom as well as participants of the many NGOs which will be in New York for the next two weeks."
- U-N/DISARMAMENT THE U-N DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE ENDED ITS SIX-WEEK WINTER SESSION IN GENEVA THURSDAY, IN COMPLETE DEADLOCK OVER THE QUESTION OF NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT. V-O-A'S DOUGLAS ROBERTS REPORTS THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN EFFECTIVELY PARALYZED BY DEMANDS FROM NON-ALIGNED NATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW FORUM TO NEGOTIATE THE COMPLETE ELIMINATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Voice of America 3/27/97
- LEDOGAR'S FAREWELL REMARKS TO CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT
21 March 1997
- DISARMAMENT CONFRENCE SHOULD WORK TOWARDS BAN ON FISSILE MATERIAL, SAYS SWEDISH FOREIGN MINISTER GENEVA, 11 March (UN Information Service) -- The Conference on Disarmament should start negotiations on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear-explosive devices, the Foreign Minister of Sweden, Lena Hjelm-Wallén, said this morning. 14 March 1997 Press Release DCF/291
- Cooperative Policies for Preventing and Controlling the Spread of Missiles and Nuclear Weapons - Policies and Perspectives in Southern Asia Nomos-Verlagsgesellschaft, 1996, 321 pp., paperback, 48.-- DM, ISBN 3-7890-4539-X -- Otfried Ischebeck/Götz Neuneck (Editors) Missiles and nuclear weapons have now been developed and introduced into the regional security framework of Southern Asia. Scholars from Pakisatn, India, China, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States have contributed to this book.
- [EXCERPTS] CYPRUS CALLS FOR WORK ON 'CUT-OFF' TREATY AND LAND-MINE BAN IN DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE; MEXICO URGES 'HIGHEST PRIORITY' FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT Conference Hears Message on Occasion of International Women's Day, Press Release DCF/290, 7 March 1997
- Call for Papers - Unseen Proliferation: Modern Technology and Instability Paul T. Mitchell - Centre for Foreign Policy Studies - Dalhousie University. Papers of 8,000 - 10,000 words must be submitted by June.
- [EXCERPTS] DO LESS WRANGLING AND MORE NEGOTIATING, NEW ZEALAND FOREIGN MINISTER TELLS CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT Polish Deputy Minister Urges against 'Linkages'; Indonesia Charges "Recalcitrant Attitude" of Some against Nuclear Disarmament. Press Release DCF/288, 24 February 1997
- CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT CONTINUES DEBATE ON AGENDA AND WORK PROGRAMME UN Press Release DC/2575, 7 February 1997
- [EXCERPT] DCF/284 WEAPONS DO NOT CAUSE WAR, BUT EXCESS OF ARMS BREEDS MISTRUST, HEIGHTENS TENSIONS AND LEADS TO CONFLICT, SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE Text of the statement to be delivered by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Press Release SG/SM/6151 29 January 1997
- DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE HEARS FURTHER CALLS FOR BANS ON LAND-MINES AND FISSILE MATERIALS, ESTABLISHMENT OF NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE ON NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT Press Release DCF/283, 24 January 1997
- U-N / DISARMAMENT Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209129, GENEVA, DOUGLAS ROBERTS, 1/23/97
- FIRST PART OF 1997 CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT BEGINS WITH NO AGREEMENT YET ON AGENDA AND WORK PROGRAMME 22 January 1997 Press Release DCF/282 - Italian Foreign Minister Calls for Negotiations of Treaties To Ban Production of Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapons, Anti-Personnel Land-Mines
- FIRST PART OF 1997 CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT BEGINS WITH NO AGREEMENT YET ON AGENDA AND WORK PROGRAMME UN Press Release DCF/282 22 January 1997
- U-N / DISARMAMENT Voice of America CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-209021, GENEVA, DOUGLAS ROBERTS, 1/21/97
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