INTEEERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF THE ATOM,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The discussion is centered around the following question In view of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which proclaims the individuals right to life, liberty and security of person, is it not within the province of the United Nations to enunciate the following principle. That nations and individuals engaged in nuclear research and development operations of any sort have an obligation to do so at minimum risk to other nations and to the individuals of all nations. Further, it is the common right to know of any such operations which possess a potential of harm or could conceivably magnify themselves to a stage dangerous to individual life and security. On the whole, the last decade has shown a discouraging lack of progress in disarmament negotiations. This is due, in large measure, to the comprehensive, sweeping nature of the plans submitted. And if we are now beginning to make any progress in this field, it is because emphasis has been changed to the achievement of step-by-step goals. But the final goal, disarmament in its absolute sense, may never be achieved--the common goal must be the disciplined manufacture and use of armaments.