The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons
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CHAPTER FOUR: INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
The UN Gopher is increasingly being replaced by World Wide Web homepages, but still has archival value. The Web site can be searched at http://www.un.org/search/.
UN Peace and Security Homepage
Links to the full range of UN disarmament and peacekeeping related activities.
UN Law Homepage
Links to the UN Treaty Database.
United Nations WWW and Gopher Servers and Related Links
Excellent guide to UN organizations and Web sites.
UN Scholars' Workstation (Yale University)
Superb resource on the UN from Yale, a collection of texts, finding aids, data sets, maps, and pointers to print and electronic resources.
UN Disarmament Organizations
First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) of the General Assembly
One of six Main Committees of the UN General Assembly, dealing exclusively with disarmament and international security issues. Includes resolutions on disarmament and reports of the Secretary-General.
Center for Disarmament Affairs (CDA)
Part of the Department of Political Affairs of the UN Secretariat; provides support for the First Committee, Disarmament Commission and the Conference on Disarmament.
Bibliography of CDA Publications
Table of Contents and ordering information for UN Disarmament Yearbooks, Topical Papers, and "Disarmament" (the UN Journal).
QUICK GUIDES TABLE 9
Quick Guide to UN Documents
UN Documents Homepage
General Assembly Documents
Security Council Documents
Security Council Archive (1974-1993)
Security Council Resolutions
Secretary-General's Reports to the Security Council (April 1994-March 1996)
United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC)
Deliberative body of the UN General Assembly mandated to consider and make recommendations on various disarmament related issues.
Conference on Disarmament (CD)
Geneva-based organization established in 1979, the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Vienna-based United Nations organization. World Atom at http://www.iaea.or.at/worldatom contains public information; Tec Atom at http://www.iaea.or.at/tecatom.html contains technical information.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Hague (Netherlands)-based organization, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its role is to settle legal disputes submitted to by states in accordance with international law and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to its by international organizations and agencies.
The Advisory Opinion of the ICJ: "Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons"
The World Court's 8 July 1996 Statement on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons, briefs to the court, and various interpretations and responses to the Court can be found at the World Court Project and Stimson Center sites.
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