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Calendar of events for First Committee 2016

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 this calendar, please email info[at]reachingcriticalwill.org.

Calendar last updated 19 October 2016

When What Where Who
Wednesday, 5 October
13:15-14:30
The use of explosive weapons in populated areas and forced displacement CR 11 Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations and Handicap International
Wednesday, 5 October
13:15-14:30
The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification CR 4 Permanent Mission of the United States and the Nuclear Threat Initiative
Wednesday, 5 October
13:15-14:30
The UN, Cyberspace and International Peace & Security CR 8 UNIDIR
Thursday, 6 October
13:15-14:30 
Emerging technology, international security, and international law CR 9 Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations, UNODA, UNIDIR, CNS
Thursday, 6 October
13:15-14:30 
Preventing harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas CR F Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations and the International Network on Explosive Weapons
Thursday, 6 October
13:15-14:30
United States Nuclear Policy and Programs CR 4 Permanent Mission of the United States
Friday, 7 October
13:15-14:30
Improvised explosive devices CR A Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations, Action on Armed Violence
Monday, 10 October
13:15-14:30
Workshop on The Hague Code of Conduct and ballistic missile non-proliferation CR 7 Hague Code of Conduct
Wednesday, 12 October
13:15-14:30 
Lessons learnt from IED threat mitigation in Iraq CR 7 Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations and the United Nations Mine Action Service
Wednesday, 12 October
13:15-14:30
Disarmament Film Series: “The Nuclear Requiem” CR 4 UNODA
Wednesday, 12 October
15:00-18:00 
Civil society presentations (to be confirmed) CR 4
Thursday, 13 October
13:15-14:30
Nuclear Cruise Missiles CR 4 Permanent Missions of Switzerland and Sweden to the United Nations
Friday, 14 October
13:15-14:30 
Banning nuclear weapons: commencing negotiations for a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in 2017 CR 7 Permanent Missions of Brazil and Guatemala to the United Nations, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Friday, 14 October
13:15-14:30
Disarmament Film Series: “Command and Control” CR 4 UNODA
Friday, 14 October
18:30
Documentary Screening: "Shadow World" East Village Cinema For tickets contact events@controlarms.org
Saturday, 15 October
Sunday, 16 October 
Civil Society Humanitarian Disarmament Forum 2016 Pace University Mines Action Canada, Handicap International, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Monday, 17 October
13:15-14:30
Effective measures for nuclear disarmament CR 4 Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations
Monday, 17 October
13:15-14:30
The Drone Dialogues: New challenges for States on armed drones use and proliferation CR 8 Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations and PAX
Tuesday, 18 October
13:15-14:30 
Tracking space security: are we ready to go live? CR 6 Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations and the Space Security Index
Tuesday, 18 October
13:15-14:30 
Fully autonomous weapons and the CCW Review Conference CR A Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
Tuesday, 18 October
13:15-14:30
Multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament – ways forward CR 7 Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations and UNIDIR
Tuesday, 18 October
13:15-14:30
Group of Interested States in Practical Disarmament Measures: Curbing Arms Flows from a Field Perspective: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean German Mission, 871 UN Plaza Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations and UNODA
Wednesday, 19 October
13:15-14:30
Gender and Nuclear Weapons CR 4 Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations
Wednesday, 19 October
13:15-14:30
ATT Monitoring and Reporting in 2016 TBD Permanent Missions of Australia and the Netherlands, the ATT BAP Project and Control Arms
Thursday, 20 October
13:15-14:30
Disarmament Education: The Role of Survivors and Youth CR A Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the UN and Peace Boat
Thursday, 20 October
13:15-14:30
25 years of UNROCA: How transparent is the arms trade? A panel discussion CR 4 UNODA
Thursday, 20 October
13:15-14:30
Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) CR 6 Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
Thursday, 10 October
13:15-14:30
Weapon and Ammunition Management (WAM) in Conflict-affected Settings: Key Observations and Initiatives CR E UNIDIR
Friday, 21 October
13:15-14:30
Bombs, Starvation and War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen CR 12 BBC, Control Arms, Oxfam and Saferworld
Friday, 21 October
13:15-14:30
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals—The role of the Office for Disarmament Affairs Regional Centres for Peace and Disarmament CR 7 UNODA
Monday, 24 October
13:15-14:30
The ATT: Outcomes of CSP 2016 and planning for CSP 2017 CR 12 Permanent Missions of New Zealand, Mexico, Nigeria and Finland and Control Arms
Monday, 24 October
19:00 
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry: My Journey at the Nuclear Brink All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
Tuesday, 25 October
13:15-14:30
Towards a globalised Arms Trade Treaty: A focus on the Asia-Pacific Region CR E UNRCPD/Rand Europe
Wednesday, 26 October
13:15-14:30
Disarmament Film Series: “Collisions” CR 4 UNODA
Thursday, 27 October
13:15-14:30
Armed private security in Latin America and the Caribbean: Oversight and accountability in an evolving context CR 9 UNLIREC/DCAF
Thursday, 27 October
13:15-14:30
Launch of the UNODA publication on "Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament in the 21st Century" CR A SOAS University of London, SCRAP
1 November
13:15-14:30
Responsible governance on disarmament and non-proliferation for progress and sustainable development CR 7 Permanent Missions of Belarus and Kazakhstan to the United Nations