The Disarmament Conference, 1933

Archive Report

Third Session of the Disarmament Conference

The Disarmament Conference, which began on February 2, 1932, will reconvene at Geneva on October 16, 1933, for its third, and probably its last, session.1 The third session will have the task of drafting a disarmament treaty for adherence by the fifty-four nations participating in the conference. Failure at this session to obtain a treaty acceptable to all the great powers will be tantamount to an abandonment, after fifteen years, of the purpose set out in the Treaty of Versailles to bring about a “general limitation of the armaments of all nations.”

Norman H. Davis, American ambassador at large, told the Disarmament Conference at its last session, in his notable speech of May 22, 1933:

The states of the world must ...

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