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Calendar of events for First Committee 2018

All requests for the use of United Nations premises must be either sponsored by a Permanent or Observer Mission to the United Nations or by departments or offices of the United Nations. To have your event added to our calendar, please email info[at]reachingcriticalwill.org. We will begin publishing events here as details become available. 

Calendar last updated 19 October 2018 (See also the events calendar published by UNODA).

When What Where Who
9 October
13:15-14:30
Disarmament to save humanity: toward a world free of nuclear weapons CR 4 Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
9 October
13:15-14:30
The future of the non-proliferation and disarmament regime CR 11  Permanent Mission of Brazil and Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs
10 October
13:15-14:30
Negative Security Assurances German House, 871 United Nations Plaza Permanent Mission of Germany
15 October
13:15-14:30
Nuclear Security German House, 871 United Nations Plaza Permanent Mission of Germany
15 October
13:15-14:30
Victim Assistance and Environmental Remediation in States and Territories Affected by Nuclear Weapons Testing in the Pacific CR 9 Permanent Mission of Ireland, Pace University’s International Disarmament Institute, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the World Council of Churches
15 October
13:15-14:30
Securing our Common Future: Promoting Gender-Responsive Disarmament and Security CR 4 UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
15 October
13:15-14:30
The application of international law in cyber space CR A Permanent Mission of Austria and EU Institute for Strategic Studies
16 October
13:15-14:30
Nuclear risk reduction CR 4 UNIDIR and UNODA
16 October
11:30-13:00
To Safeguard Future Generations: multi-faith responses to the threat of nuclear weapons CR E Permanent Missions of Austria, Nigeria, Thailand
17 October
13:15-14:45
Preventing the Diversion of Arms and Ammunition CR7 Permanent Missions of France and Mexico, and Control Arms
17 October
13:00-14:25
Retaining Meaningful Human Control of Weapon Systems CR8 Permanent Mission of Austria and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
18 October
13:15-14:30
Evidence of absence: verifying removal of nuclear weapons CR 4 UNIDIR
18 October
13:15-14:30
Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas CR A Permanent Mission of Austria
19 October
13:15-14:30
Nuclear Security and Nuclear Disarmament CR A UNIDIR
19 October
13:15-14:45
How to Use the Arms Trade Treaty to Address Gender-Based Violence CR11 Permanent Missions of Ireland and Sweden, and Control Arms
22 October
12:15-1:30
Disarmament for Future Generations: Addressing the International Security Implications of Science and Technology: innovations and combinations CR 4 UNODA and UNIDIR
22 October
13:15-14:30
ATT Voluntary Trust Fund German House, 871 United Nations Plaza Permanent Mission of Germany
22 October
13:15-14:30
Preventing Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons CR A Permanent Mission of Germany
22 October
13:15-14:30
Security Beyond Earth: 15 Years of the Space Security Index CR E Permanent Mission of Canada
22 October
13:15-14:30
Supporting and sustaining peace: mainstreaming weapons and ammunition management in support of United Nations peace operations CR7 Permanent Mission of the Netherlands
23 October
13:15-14:30
Report back from ATT CSP 2018 and Prospects for CSP 2019 CR E  Permanent Missions of Japan and Latvia, and Control Arms
24 October
08:30-09:45
Weapons of Choice? The Expanding Development, Transfer and Use of Armed UAVs CR A   *Note that registration is required for those without Diplomatic Passes for UNHQ. To register for a guest pass, please contact: benjaminaharon.silverstein@un.org no later than C.O.B on 19th October 2018 Permanent Missions of Germany and the Netherlands; the Stimson Center, PAX, and UNIDIR
24 October
13:15-14:30
Disarmament that saves lives  German House, 871 United Nations Plaza Permanent Mission of Germany and UNODA
25 October
08:30-09:45
Data-Driven Protection and Arms Control CR A Permament Mission of Austria
25 October
08:30-09:45
The Role of WAM in preventing conflict CR A UNIDIR   
25 October
13:15-14:45
Presentation of the ATT Monitor Annual Report 2018 Mission of the Netherlands, 666 3rd Avenue Permanent Missions of Australia, the Netherlands, and Control Arms
25 October
13:15-15:00
The Converging of Agendas: WPS, Small Arms and Sustainable Development Mission of Canada, 885 Second Avenue, 14th Floor  Permanent Mission of Canada and Small Arms Survey
25 October
13:15-14:45
Understanding the trade in small arms and light weapons on the dark web CR A UNODA
26 October
13:15-14:30
Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons: what's next? CR 7 Permanent Mission of France and IANSA
29 October
13:15-14:45
Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor launch CR A Permanent Missions of Austria, New Zealand, and Ireland; Norwegian People's Aid and ICAN
30 October
13:15-14:30
Building Momentum for the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons CR 8 Permanent Missions of Austria and Mexico and Peace Boat
31 October
13:15-14:45
Building effective capacity to support nuclear disarmament verification CR S-2727FC The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) and UNODA