First Committee

5 October 2017
GA/DIS/3574

Casting a spotlight on the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons, delegates highlighted the global security risks and humanitarian toll of conventional weapons today, as the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) continued its general debate.

4 October 2017
GA/DIS/3573

Nuclear deterrence continued to play a role in preserving regional and international stability, especially in today’s international security context, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) heard today.

3 October 2017
GA/DIS/3572

Continuing its general debate against the backdrop of an increasingly challenging security environment, delegates in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) today stressed the importance of enhancing collective disarmament efforts, while offering prescriptions on how to realize and maintain a nuclear‑weapon‑free world.

2 October 2017
GA/DIS/3571

Redoubled efforts to take concrete steps forward in all disarmament processes were needed to build upon progress achieved with the recent adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) heard today at the opening its general debate.

29 September 2017
BIO/5034*-GA/DIS/3570

On 28 September, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations in New York, as Chair by acclamation.

28 September 2017
GA/DIS/3569

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) met today for a brief organizational meeting to elect its Chair and adopt its agenda and work programme for the seventy‑second session of the General Assembly.

25 September 2017
BIO/5028-GA/DIS/3568

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) elected Mouayed Saleh, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations Office at Geneva, as Chair on 31 May 2017.

2 November 2016
GA/DIS/3567

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) concluded its work today, sending 69 draft resolutions and decisions to the General Assembly for adoption.

1 November 2016
GA/DIS/3566

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) today sent 25 draft resolutions and 1 draft decision to the General Assembly, among them one that would pave the way for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.

31 October 2016
GA/DIS/3565

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) turned its attention to conventional weapons today, approving 10 texts, including one that would have the General Assembly reaffirm its determination to ensure the effective operation of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms.