The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook, in print and electronic format, is designed to be a concise reference tool covering a wide variety of international activity in the field of disarmament. As a good amount of background information is condensed, it is helpful to consult previous editions. Factual information, presented where possible in tabular form, is provided in the appendices. Websites 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. These documents are available at Specific disarmament-related documents can also be accessed through the disarmament reference collection at

The Office for Disarmament Affairs draws your attention to its website at where free access is available to the electronic version of the 2006 Yearbook, as well as the archive annual editions from 2002 to 2005.

Among the many other electronic resources, you will find regularly updated information on various disarmament issues, 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 this publication, and electronic versions of all the resolutions and decisions covered in the Yearbook.

The texts of all disarmament resolutions and decisions are contained in appendix V.