World Disarmament Conference of 1932

Archive Report

Arms Limitation, World Recovery, and World Peace

All Suggestions of postponement having been discountenanced by the governments of the great powers, it is now virtually certain that the World Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments will convene according to schedule on February 2, 1932. When the delegates of some 60 nations, including all countries maintaining large military or naval forces, assemble at Geneva, more than 12 years will have elapsed since the coming into force of the peace treaties which imposed virtual disarmament on the Central Powers as a necessary precedent to reduction and limitation of armaments by other nations. The forthcoming conference will have as a broad purpose fulfillment of the implied pledge contained in those treaties, as well as compliance with ...

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