Monday, October 10, 2011

First Committee 2011: General Debate

The United Nations First Committee opened on 3 October 2011 with the General Debate. UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, H.E. Mr. Sergio Duarte kicked off the session, which continued till 7 October.

A number of African states made statements including Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda, as well as Nigeria on behalf of the African Group and groups including African states such as the Non-Aligned Movement and New Agenda Coalition.

Copies of the statements can be found HERE.

For a copy of the First Committee Monitor, which provides an NGO perspective on the General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security click HERE.

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