UN Meetings

First Committee 2016

The UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security will meet from 3 October–2 November 2016.

Read Control Arms’ statement to First Committee, Delivered by Anna Macdonald on October 12, here.

Resolutions

A/C.1/71/L.29The Arms Trade Treaty
Lead sponsors: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France,Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay and Zambia
Voting result in First Committee: 152-0-28

A/C.1/71/L.37Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control
Lead sponsors: Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Zambia
Voting result in First Committee on PP10: 145-0-34
Adopted in First Committee as a whole without a vote

Events

OCT 6: “Music is Our Weapon” Film Screening

OCT 11: Implementation of the ATT in CARICOM Countries

OCT 14: National Control Lists Side Event – Lunch with Pacific and Caricom States on model legislation for small island states.

OCT 14: “Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade” Film Screening – Special screening, and Q and A with Andrew Feinstein at the East Village Theater

OCT 15-16: Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

OCT 18: Consultation on ATT Risk Watch Methodology

OCT 19: ATT Monitoring and Reporting Side EventLaunch of Control Arms ATT Monitor Report 2016, and presentation of analysis of ATT States Parties first annual reports

OCT 21: Bombs, Starvation and War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen – Featuring a screening of the BBC’s documentary Starving Yemen

OCT 24: ATT Conference of States Parties Side EventTogether with CSP Presidents Nigeria and Finland, a presentation of outcomes of CSP 2016 and prospects for CSP 2017

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