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08.11.2020

The unsustainability of hypocrisy

The unsustainability of hypocrisy

Every year the team at Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament arm of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom report on all international forums concerned with disarmament. At this time of year they follow the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly which deals with “disarmament, global challenges… »

15.10.2018

Security and the human condition

Security and the human condition

As the United Nations General Assembly continues in New York, the First Committee, which deals with Disarmament and International Security, is listening to national statements.  Our friends at Reaching Critical Will, are as ever doing the world a great serivce by live-tweeting and summarising what each country… »

31.10.2017

UN to consider banning the arms race in space

UN to consider banning the arms race in space

On the 30th of October, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly (Disarmament and International Security) approved six draft resolutions, including one on a legally binding instrument on the prevention of an arms race in outer space. During the meeting, the Committee approved the draft resolution “Further practical measures… »

27.10.2016

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017

The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. At a meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with… »

24.10.2016

The week the world agreed to make nuclear weapons illegal

The week the world agreed to make nuclear weapons illegal

It’s time This week, delegations to the UN General Assembly could help shift the course of history. This sounds dramatic, especially for First Committee. While it always presents a good opportunity for progress, First Committee can sometimes seem like a recycling facility for statements and resolutions. Some of the proposals… »

13.11.2015

UN General Assembly: A win for resolve and courage at First Committee

UN General Assembly: A win for resolve and courage at First Committee

We reproduce here the Editorial from the First Committee Monitor, the weekly publication from our friends at Reaching Critical Will, published during the weeks of debate in the United Nations General Assembly. A few days before the vote on the Mexican-led resolution to establish an open-ended working group (OEWG),… »

07.11.2015

You can’t eliminate nuclear weapons by keeping them!

You can’t eliminate nuclear weapons by keeping them!

Nuclear weapons: yes or no? This article courtesy of our friends at Wildfire>_. Everyone wants nuclear disarmament, right? All countries support the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons – at least, that’s what they keep telling us at the First Committee and elsewhere. But, as the… »

07.11.2015

Majority of countries pledge to support negotiations towards a nuclear weapon ban treaty

Majority of countries pledge to support negotiations towards a nuclear weapon ban treaty

At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), nuclear disarmament resolutions passed this week by large majorities in the First Committee show continued and growing support for disarmament measures “in a new key.” These measures have arisen under the banner of what is being called the “Humanitarian Initiative,” a movement… »

26.10.2015

Nuclear disarmament humanitarian incantations

Nuclear disarmament humanitarian incantations

As the UN General Assembly debates continue, Reaching Critical Will produces a weekly publication, First Committee Monitor, which deals with the issues raised in the First Committee, responsible for disarmament issues.  Pressenza is publishing this week’s editorial article by Ray Acheson. Disturbed by “humanitarian activists” raising expectations for nuclear disarmament,… »

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