Seventy-Third 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.1/73/L.1 Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East
A/C.1/73/L.2 The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
A/C.1/73/L.3 Prevention of an arms race in outer space
A/C.1/73/L.4 Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
A/C.1/73/L.5 General and complete disarmament: Regional disarmament
A/C.1/73/L.6 General and complete disarmament: Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
A/C.1/73/L.7 General and complete disarmament: Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
A/C.1/73/L.8
A/C.1/73/L.8/Rev.1
The Arms Trade Treaty
A/C.1/73/L.9 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production
and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weaponsand on Their Destruction
A/C.1/73/L.10
Decision
General and complete disarmament: Missiles
A/C.1/73/L.11 General and complete disarmament: Relationship between disarmament and development
A/C.1/73/L.12 General and complete disarmament: Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium
A/C.1/73/L.13 General and complete disarmament: Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
A/C.1/73/L.14 General and complete disarmament: Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
A/C.1/73/L.15 General and complete disarmament: Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation
A/C.1/73/L.16 General and complete disarmament: Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament
A/C.1/73/L.17 General and complete disarmament: Measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol
A/C.1/73/L.18 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.1/73/L.19 General and complete disarmament: Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapons-free status
A/C.1/73/L.20 Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
A/C.1/73/L.21 General and complete disarmament: Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control
A/C.1/73/L.22
A/C.1/72/L.22/Rev.1
Decision
Convening a conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone
free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction
A/C.1/73/L.23 General and complete disarmament: Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
A/C.1/73/L.24 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
A/C.1/73/L.25 General and complete disarmament: The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation
A/C.1/73/L.26 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
A/C.1/73/L.27* Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
A/C.1/73/L.28 Nuclear disarmament
A/C.1/73/L.29 Information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms
A/C.1/73/L.30 Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
A/C.1/73/L.31
Decision
Nuclear disarmament verification
A/C.1/73/L.32 Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them
A/C.1/73/L.33 African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
A/C.1/73/L.34 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.1/73/L.35 General and complete disarmament: Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures
A/C.1/73/L.36 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.1/73/L.37 Advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the
context of international security
A/C.1/73/L.38 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.1/73/L.39 Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
A/C.1/73/L.40 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.1/73/L.41
A/C.1/73/L.41/Rev.1
Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services
A/C.1/73/L.42 General and complete disarmament: Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction
A/C.1/73/L.43 General and complete disarmament: Reducing nuclear danger
A/C.1/73/L.44 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.1/73/L.45 Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly: United Nations Disarmament Information Programme
A/C.1/73/L.46 Universal Declaration on the Achievement of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free
World
A/C.1/73/L.47
Decision
Maintenance of international security — good-neighbourliness, stability and development in South-Eastern Europe
A/C.1/73/L.48 General and complete disarmament: Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia
A/C.1/73/L.49 General and complete disarmament: Disarmament and non-proliferation education
A/C.1/73/L.50
Decision
Prevention of an arms race in outer space: Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space
A/C.1/73/L.51 Prevention of an arms race in outer space: No first placement of weapons in outer space
A/C.1/73/L.52 General and complete disarmament: Decreasing the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems
A/C.1/73/L.53
A/C.1/73/L.53/Rev.1
General and complete disarmament: Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
A/C.1/73/L.54
A/C.1/72/L.54*
General and complete disarmament: United action with renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons
A/C.1/73/L.56 General and complete disarmament:United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
A/C.1/73/L.57
A/C.1/73/L.57/Rev.1
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.1/73/L.58 Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
A/C.1/73/L.59 Preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive sources
A/C.1/73/L.60 Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
A/C.1/73/L.61 Thirty-fifth anniversary of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
A/C.1/73/L.62 Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-weapon-free world
A/C.1/73/L.63 The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
A/C.1/73/L.64 Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments
A/C.1/73/L.65
A/C.1/73/L.65/Rev.1
Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
A/C.1/73/L.66 Fourth Conference of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia, 2020
A/C.1/73/L.67 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.1/73/L.68
A/C.1/73/L.68/Rev.1
General and complete disarmament: Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities
A/C.1/73/L.69
A/C.1/73/L.69/Rev.1
Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the
United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa
A/C.1/73/L.70 PBI – L.22/Rev.1 – Convening a Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction
A/C.1/73/L.71 PBI – L.27/Rev.1 – Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
A/C.1/73/L.72 PBI – L.37 – Advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security

 

 

 

High Representative Statements

17 October 2018

16 October 2018

10 October 2018

9 October 2018

Other Statements

  • Forthcoming

 

Countries, Groups and Organisations’ Statements

General Debate

Civil Society and NGO Presentations

Katrin Geyer Women’s International League
for Peace and Freedom
Statement on Biological Weapons
Mary Wareham Human Rights Watch Joint Statement on the Chemical Weapons Convention
Morgan McKenna Cluster Munition Coalition Statement on Convention on Cluster Munitions
Victor Amisi Control Arms Coalition Statement on the Arms Trade Treaty
Allison Pytlak Women’s International League
for Peace and Freedom
Civil society statement on cyber and human security
Terrie Soule and
Sydney Korman
Pace University Joint Civil Society Statement on Disarmament Education
Mitzi Austero Nonviolence International Southeast Asia Joint Civil Society Statement on Drones
Laura Boillot International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) Statement on Explosive Weapons
Gabriella Irsten WILPF-Sweden Joint statement on gender and disarmament
Alma Al-Osta Humanity and Inclusion Statement on Humanitarian Disarmament
Natalie Goldring International Action Network on
Small Arms (IANSA)
Statement on Small Arms
Morgan McKenna International Campaign to Ban Landmines Statement on the Mine Ban Treaty
Roos Boer PAX Statement on Incendiary Weapons
Wim Zwijnenburg International Campaign to Ban
Uranium Weapons
Statement on Depleted Uranium Weapons
Doug Weir Toxic Remnants of War Network Statement on the Environmental Dimensions of Armed Conflicts
Jaqueline Cabasso Western States Legal Foundation Creating the Conditions for International Peace and Human Security (CCIPHS)
Carlos Umana International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) Statement on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Cesar Jaramillo Project Ploughshares Statement on Space Security
Peter Asaro Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Statement on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

 

Secretary-General’s Reports

A/73/91 Measure to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol
A/73/92 Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
A/73/94 Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
A/73/95 Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation
A/73/96 Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
A/73/97 Note by the SG transmitting the annual report of the OPCW
A/73/99 Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium
A/73/111 Note by the SG transmitting the annual report of the CTBO
A/73/112 Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction
A/73/113 United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services programme
A/73/114 Conventional arms control at the regional and sub regional levels
A/73/115 Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control
A/73/116 Consolidated report on:
– Nuclear disarmament
– 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
A/73/117 Relationship between disarmament and development
A/73/118 Universal declaration on the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free world
A/73/119 Disarmament and non-proliferation education
A/73/120 United Nations Disarmament Information Programme
A/73/122 Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
A/73/126 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
A/73/127 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
A/73/151 United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
A/73/154 Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
A/73/156 Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
A/73/159 High-level expert preparatory group report on the Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices
A/73/168 Consolidated report on:
– The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects;
– Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them; and
– Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament
A/73/177 Current developments in science and technology and their potential impact on international security and disarmament efforts
A/73/182
( Part I )
( Part II )
Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East
A/73/185 Transparency in armaments – UNROCA
A/73/202 Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status
A/73/256 UNIDIR
A/73/259 Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters
A/73/284 Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

Rapporteur’s Reports of the First Committee

A/73/502 Reduction of military budgets
A/73/503 Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
A/73/504 African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
A/73/505 Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
A/73/506 Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East
A/73/507 Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
A/73/508 Prevention of an arms race in outer space
A/73/509 Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
A/73/512 Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session
A/73/511 Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly
A/73/512 Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session
A/73/513 The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
A/73/514 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/73/515 Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
A/73/516 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
A/73/517 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
A/73/518 Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly
A/73/519 Programme planning

Resolutions adopted by the 73th Session of the General Assembly

Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions from the Fifth Committee

Forthcoming