UNGA First Committee briefing book is out now

briefingbookThe United Nations General Assembly’s First Committee is often used as a forum for member states to express stale and repeated positions on every topic related to disarmament and international security and to table resolutions that change little in substance or in result from year to year.

To most civil society actors, the month of October could be used more efficiently. Therefore, Reaching Critical Will has produced a briefing book (pdf) to highlight a number of current disarmament issues and suggest ways forward.

This briefing book will give the reader a quick overview of the state of play on some of the most pressing issues that will be addressed at this year’s First Committee. In addition, it will also provide recommendations for governments from some of the main civil society coalitions working on these topics.

For more information and to download the full report or individual chapters, please check out our briefing book webpage.