The United Nations

Disarmament Yearbook

Volume 28: 2003
To our fallen colleagues ...
The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook is designed to be a concise reference tool. As a good amount of background information is condensed, it may be helpful to consult previous editions. Factual information, presented where possible in tabular form, is provided in the appendices. Web sites of United nations departments and specialized agencies, intergovernmental organizations, research institutes and non-governmental organizations appear as footnotes.
Symbols of United Nations documents are composed of capital letters combined with figures. Mention of such a symbol indicates a reference to a United Nations document.
The Department of Disarmament Affairs draws your attention to its web site at where up-to-date information on disarmament issues may be obtained throughout the year. Among the many electronic resources, you will find the departmental database on the status of disarmament and arms regulation agreements, which contains the texts of the treaties and States parties covered in Appendix I of The Yearbook; as well as electronic versions of all the resolutions and decisions covered in The Yearbook.
United Nations Publication
Sales No. E.04.IX.1
ISBN 92-1-142250-7
ISSN 0252-5607
Copyright United Nations, 2004
All rights reserved
This electronic version of The Disarmament Yearbook was produced by the United Nations, New York, with the assistance of Text Structure Consulting, Inc.