Seventy-Second Session of the General Assembly

First Committee: Disarmament and International Security

Press Releases, Draft Resolutions, Statements, Secretary-General’s Reports, and Side Events

Press Releases

 

Meetings Coverage

 

Draft Resolutions tabled at the First Committee

 

A/C.1/72/L.1 Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East
A/C.1/72/L.2 The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
A/C.1/72/L.3 Prevention of an arms race in outer space
A/C.1/72/L.4 General and complete disarmament: Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
A/C.1/72/L.5 General and complete disarmament: Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
A/C.1/72/L.6 General and complete disarmament: Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations
A/C.1/72/L.7 General and complete disarmament: Compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments
A/C.1/72/L.8 Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
A/C.1/72/L.9 Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons: report of the Conference on Disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.10
A/C.1/72/L.10/Rev.1
Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure
non nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
A/C.1/72/L.11 General and complete disarmament: Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
A/C.1/72/L.12 General and complete disarmament: Regional disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.13
A/C.1/72/L.13/Rev.1
General and complete disarmament: Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
A/C.1/72/L.14 Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session: Report of the Conference on Disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.15
A/C.1/72/L.15/Rev.1
General and complete disarmament: Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
A/C.1/72/L.16
A/C.1/72/L.16/Rev.1
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
A/C.1/72/L.17 General and complete disarmament: Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-weapon-free world
A/C.1/72/L.18 General and complete disarmament: Nuclear disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.19 General and complete disarmament: Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments
A/C.1/72/L.20 Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa
A/C.1/72/L.21 General and complete disarmament: Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them
A/C.1/72/L.22 General and complete disarmament: Reducing nuclear danger
A/C.1/72/L.23 General and complete disarmament: Measures to prevent terrorists
from acquiring weapons of mass destruction
A/C.1/72/L.24 Reduction of military budgets: Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
A/C.1/72/L.25 Review of the implementation of the recommendations and
decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session: report of the Disarmament Commission
A/C.1/72/L.26
A/C.1/72/L.26/Rev.1
General and complete disarmament: Implementation of the
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
A/C.1/72/L.27 General and complete disarmament: The Arms Trade Treaty
A/C.1/72/L.28 General and complete disarmament: Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas
A/C.1/72/L.29 Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace
A/C.1/72/L.30 General and complete disarmament: Relationship between disarmament and development
A/C.1/72/L.31 General and complete disarmament: Observance of environmental
norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
A/C.1/72/L.32 General and complete disarmament: Promotion of multilateralism
in the area of disarmament and non proliferation
A/C.1/72/L.33 General and complete disarmament: Convening of the Fourth
Special Session of the General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.34 Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.35 General and complete disarmament: United action with renewed
determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons
A/C.1/72/L.36 General and complete disarmament: International Day against Nuclear Tests
A/C.1/72/L.37 African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
A/C.1/72/L.38 General and complete disarmament: Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes
A/C.1/72/L.39 Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
A/C.1/72/L.40 Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
A/C.1/72/L.41 General and complete disarmament: Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
A/C.1/72/L.42 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
A/C.1/72/L.43 General and complete disarmament: Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus
A/C.1/72/L.44 Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
A/C.1/72/L.45
A/C.1/72/L.45/Rev.1
General and complete disarmament: Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.46 General and complete disarmament: Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities
A/C.1/72/L.47 Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons
A/C.1/72/L.48 Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
A/C.1/72/L.49 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
A/C.1/72/L.50 General and complete disarmament: Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
A/C.1/72/L.51 Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
A/C.1/72/L.52
A/C.1/72/L.52/Rev.1
Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.53 No first placement of weapons in outer space
A/C.1/72/L.54
A/C.1/72/L.54*
Prevention of an arms race in outer space: Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space
A/C.1/72/L.55 General and complete disarmament: Nuclear Disarmament Verification
A/C.1/72/L.56
A/C.1/72/L.56/Rev.1
General and complete disarmament: The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
A/C.1/72/L.57 General and complete disarmament: Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons
A/C.1/72/L.58 General and complete disarmament: Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok Treaty)
A/C.1/72/L.59
PBI on L.45/Rev.1
General and complete disarmament: Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
A/C.1/72/L.60 PBI
on L.54*
Prevention of an arms race in outer space: Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space

 

 

 

Resolutions adopted by the 72th Session of the General Assembly

A/RES/72/20 Objective information on military matters, including transparency
of military expenditures
A/RES/72/21 Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone
of Peace
A/RES/72/22 African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
A/RES/72/23 Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types
of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such
weapons: report of the Conference on Disarmament
A/RES/72/24 Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region
of the Middle East
A/RES/72/25 Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure
non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
A/RES/72/26 Prevention of an arms race in outer space
A/RES/72/27 No first placement of weapons in outer space
A/RES/72/28 Role of science and technology in the context of international
security and disarmament
A/RES/72/29 Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at
the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
A/RES/72/30 Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
A/RES/72/31 Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations
A/RES/72/32 Compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments
A/RES/72/33 Confidence-building measures in the regional
and subregional context
A/RES/72/34 Regional disarmament
A/RES/72/35 Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
A/RES/72/36 Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
A/RES/72/36 Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
A/RES/72/37 Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-weapon-free world
A/RES/72/38 Nuclear disarmament
A/RES/72/39 Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the
implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments
A/RES/72/40 Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms
and light weapons and collecting them
A/RES/72/41 Reducing nuclear danger
A/RES/72/42 Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons
of mass destruction
A/RES/72/43 Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the
Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
A/RES/72/44 The Arms Trade Treaty
A/RES/72/45 Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas
A/RES/72/46 Relationship between disarmament and development
A/RES/72/47 Observance of environmental norms in the drafting
and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
A/RES/72/48 Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament
and non-proliferation
A/RES/72/49 Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly
devoted to disarmament
A/RES/72/50 United action with renewed determination towards the total
elimination of nuclear weapons
A/RES/72/51 International Day against Nuclear Tests
A/RES/72/52 Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes
A/RES/72/53 Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use,
Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
A/RES/72/54 Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
A/RES/72/55 Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional
ammunition stockpiles in surplus
A/RES/72/56 Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer
space activities
A/RES/72/57 The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
A/RES/72/58 Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of
Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons
A/RES/72/59 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons
A/RES/72/60 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament
in Africa
A/RES/72/61 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament
and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
A/RES/72/62 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament
in Asia and the Pacific
A/RES/72/63 Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the
United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa
A/RES/72/64 United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament
A/RES/72/65 Report of the Conference on Disarmament
A/RES/72/66 Report of the Disarmament Commission
A/RES/72/67 The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
A/RES/72/68 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain
Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
A/RES/72/69 Strengthening of security and cooperation
in the Mediterranean region
A/RES/72/70 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
A/RES/72/71 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production
and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
A/RES/72/250 Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space
A/RES/72/251 Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament

 

 

Other Statements

 

Countries, Groups and Organisations’ Statements

Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons

Thematic Debate on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

Thematic Debate on Conventional Weapons

Thematic Debate on Regional Disarmament and Security

Civil Society and NGO Presentations

 

Secretary-General’s Reports (See also Late Submissions)

A/72/65 A/72/65.Add.1
A/72/65 In Extenso
Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities
A/72/97 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
A/72/98
A/72/98 Corr 1
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
A/72/99 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
A/72/122 The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects and assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them
A/72/154 United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research UNIDIR
A/72/179 Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the annual report of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
A/72/180 Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the annual report of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
A/72/185 Work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters
A/72/293 GGE on Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
A/72/302 Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation
A/72/304 Nuclear disarmament verification
A/72/305 Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
A/72/308 Relationship between disarmament and development
A/72/309 Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
A/72/315 Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
A/72/318 Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
A/72/320 Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
A/72/321 Consolidated report on:
– Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons
– Reducing nuclear danger
– Nuclear disarmament
A/72/327 Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security
A/72/328 Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
A/72/331 Transparency in armaments
A/72/339 Follow-up of the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
A/72/340
(Part I)

(Part II)

Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East

The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East

A/72/344 Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction

Rapporteur’s Reports of the First Committee

A/72/399 International cooperation in the peaceful uses of
outer space: joint panel discussion of the First and Fourth Committees on possible challenges to space security and sustainability
A/72/400 Reduction of military budgets
A/72/401 Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a
Zone of Peace
A/72/402 African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
A/72/403 Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new
types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons: report of the Conference on Disarmament
A/72/404 Developments in the field of information and
telecommunications in the context of international security
A/72/405 Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region
of the Middle East
A/72/406 Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure
non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
A/72/407 Prevention of an arms race in outer space
A/72/408 Role of science and technology in the context of
international security and disarmament
A/72/409 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of
Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
A/72/410 Review and implementation of the Concluding Document
of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly
A/72/411 Review of the implementation of the recommendations
and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at itstenth special session
A/72/412 The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
A/72/413 General and complete disarmament
A/72/414 Strengthening of security and cooperation in the
Mediterranean region
A/72/415 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
A/72/416 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development,
Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
A/72/478 Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
A/72/483 Programme planning