China joins the ATT

China joins the ATT

On 6 July, the People’s Republic of China deposited its instrument of accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the United Nations. China will become a State Party on 4 October 2020 (90 days after ratification), bringing the total number of States Parties to 107....
74th UNGA First Committee comes to a close

74th UNGA First Committee comes to a close

The 74th United Nations General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security (UNGA First Committee) concluded earlier this month, ending a month-long negotiation on all things disarmament, including nuclear weapons, anti-personnel landmines,...

The 74th UNGA First Committee gets underway in NYC

The UNGA First Committee programme of work has not been adopted, as expected, on Thursday, 03 October and the Committee’s work was suspended today, 07 October as a small group of states have blocked agreement by consensus on the Committee’s programme of work. This is...