Scandinavian Documents

Scandinavian Documents B SCANDINAVIAN DOCUMENTS ' SWEDEN Dok. A/1961. Statement by the minister for foreign affairs, Mr. Osten Unden before the First Committee of the 16th session of the United Nations Assembly on October 26, 1961. Mr. Chairman, . No issue on the agenda of the General Assembly is of greater im- portance than disarmament. This is something which both the United States and the- Soviet Union impress upon us. And there is no reason to contradict such statements. The fact that the armaments race in the world is at present accelerating its tempo makes it all the more important for a world-wide public opinion to be formed, claiming for disarmament. Whatever reasons are put forth in order to explain the present rearma- ment, it is obvious to all of us that the international tension is increased in step with the military armaments. There is, no doubt, a widespread and deep feeling in all countries that would favor sincere efforts to fulfill at long last the idea of general and complete international dis- armament. Great hopes were attached to the Conference in Geneva on the suspension of nuclear tests. It is true that what was discussed at the Conference was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nordic Journal of International Law Brill

Scandinavian Documents

Nordic Journal of International Law, Volume 31 (1-4): 322 – Jan 1, 1961

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Brill
Copyright
© 1961 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0902-7351
eISSN
1571-8107
D.O.I.
10.1163/187529361X00198
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B SCANDINAVIAN DOCUMENTS ' SWEDEN Dok. A/1961. Statement by the minister for foreign affairs, Mr. Osten Unden before the First Committee of the 16th session of the United Nations Assembly on October 26, 1961. Mr. Chairman, . No issue on the agenda of the General Assembly is of greater im- portance than disarmament. This is something which both the United States and the- Soviet Union impress upon us. And there is no reason to contradict such statements. The fact that the armaments race in the world is at present accelerating its tempo makes it all the more important for a world-wide public opinion to be formed, claiming for disarmament. Whatever reasons are put forth in order to explain the present rearma- ment, it is obvious to all of us that the international tension is increased in step with the military armaments. There is, no doubt, a widespread and deep feeling in all countries that would favor sincere efforts to fulfill at long last the idea of general and complete international dis- armament. Great hopes were attached to the Conference in Geneva on the suspension of nuclear tests. It is true that what was discussed at the Conference was

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