Monday, October 24, 2011

UN First Committee: Week 3 in Review

During the third week of the UN General Assembly First Committee, delegations began with statements on 'Other WMD'. No African delegations made statements during the 'Other WMD' session.

South AfricaSenegalDemocratic Republic of the CongoBurkina FasoAlgeria, Lesotho, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Botswana, as well as the Non-Aligned Movement made statements during the session on Conventional Weapons.

During the session on 'other disarmament matters and security', South Africa and the Non-Aligned Movement Algeria presented statements. The session on 'regional disarmament and security included statements by the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa, Algeria, the Non-Aligned Movement and the African Group.

South Africa, the Netherlands and Switzerland together put forward document A/C.1/66/L.39 under 'Proposals for revitalizing multilateral disarmament negotiations'.

The Third Edition of the First Committee Monitor can be downloaded HERE.

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