Disarmament and International Security
The First Committee deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime.
It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.
The Committee works in close cooperation with the United Nations Disarmament Commission and the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament. It is the only Main Committee of the General Assembly entitled to verbatim records coverage.
The First Committee sessions are well-structured and fall into three distinctive stages:
- General debate
- Thematic debate
- Action on drafts
The First Committee will meet in the Conference Room 1 for the duration of the 67th session of the Assembly.
Conference Room A can be reserved for informal consultations among delegations, and other activities. Please contact the Secretariat (email@example.com) for bookings. The room is allocated on a “first-come/first-serve” basis. Booking of additional rooms or requests for additional services (interpretation, audio/visual equipment, etc.) is subject to availability of conference services. Any such request should be communicated to the Secretariat well in advance.
List of delegates
Delegations that have not yet done so, are kindly requested to submit to the Secretariat the duly completed form containing the list of members of their delegation to the First Committee [See Membership of Main Committees of the General Assembly (A/INF/67/2)].
Archive videos of the current session are also available on a dedicated Committee page.