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The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons


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CHAPTER FOUR: INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
United Nations

UN Homepage
http://www.un.org/
http://www.unsystem.org/index.html
http://www.un.or.at/index.html
gopher://nywork1.undp.org/1
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
http://www.un.org/peace/
Links to the full range of UN disarmament and peacekeeping related activities.

UN Law Homepage
http://www.un.org/law/
Links to the UN Treaty Database.

United Nations WWW and Gopher Servers and Related Links
http://undcp.org/unlinks.html
Excellent guide to UN organizations and Web sites.

UN Scholars' Workstation (Yale University)
http://www.library.yale.edu:80/un/
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
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa/cda/Firstcom/Firstcom.htm
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)
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa/docs/cdahome.htm
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
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa/cda/CDAPblcn/12e.htm
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
http://www.un.org/Docs/

General Assembly Documents
gopher://gopher.un.org:70/11/ga

Security Council Documents
http://www.un.org/Docs/sc.htm

Security Council Archive (1974-1993)
gopher://gopher.undp.org:70/11/undocs/scd/scouncil

Security Council Resolutions
http://www.un.org/Docs/scres/

Secretary-General's Reports to the Security Council (April 1994-March 1996)
gopher://gopher.undp.org:70/11/uncurr/sgrep



United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC)
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa/cda/discomm/discomm.htm
gopher://gopher.undp.org:70/11/uncurr/press_releases/DC
Deliberative body of the UN General Assembly mandated to consider and make recommendations on various disarmament related issues.

Conference on Disarmament (CD)
http://www.unog.ch/frames/disarm/disconf.htm
gopher://gopher.undp.org:70/11/uncurr/press_releases/DCF
Geneva-based organization established in 1979, the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum.


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

IAEA Homepage
http://www.iaea.or.at/
http://nesihp01.iaea.or.at/
gopher://nesirs01.iaea.or.at:70/11/main
gopher://gopher.undp.org:70/11/unearth/organizations/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)

Homepage
http://www.un.org/Overview/Organs/icj.html
gopher://gopher.undp.org:70/11/justice
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"
http://www.igc.apc.org/disarm/worldct.html
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.


The Internet and the Bomb: A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons is written and maintained by William M. Arkin and Robert S. Norris. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent to the authors at warkin@igc.org and rnorris@nrdc.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97

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