Summaries from the General Debate of the UN First Committee, October-November 2011

The First Committee on Disarmament and International Security of the UN General Assembly is taking place from 3 October to 1 November 2011 at UN Headquarters in New York. IANSA staff and members are present to follow proceedings, meet with state delegations and contribute to the discussions that are relevant to our work. IANSA will also be contributing regularly with articles and information about small arms to the First Committee Monitor, an initiative by Reaching Critical Will of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

Civil society presentations to the First Committee took place on 25 October. Read IANSA's presentation on the UN Programme of Action on small arms here.

On this page we will provide summaries on statements in the sessions that relate specifically to our focus areas: small arms and lights weapons, ammunition, gender, international cooperation and survivor advocacy.

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Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 27 October89.53 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 24 October83.99 KB
Side Event: ‘Churches and the International ATT: Limitations and Possibilities' - 21 October91.06 KB
Side Event: ‘Middle East & North Africa: Serious human rights violations amid pro-democracy protests’ - 20 October90.23 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 19 October98.51 KB
Side Event: Transparency in the Global Arms Trade - 18 October84.87 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 18 October132.58 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 17 October116.08 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 11 October100.34 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 10 October99.45 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 7 October85.03 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 6 October92.89 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 5 October87.51 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 4 October77.19 KB
Summary: General Debate of First Committee - 3 October87.54 KB