A number of IANSA members are in New York at the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security (7 October – 5 November 2013) chaired by Ambassador Ibrahim O. A. Dabbashi of Libya.

IANSA women of Reaching Critical Will of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom are compiling, editing and coordinating The First Committee Monitor, a collaborative NGO effort undertaken to make the work of the First Committee more transparent and accessible. Reaching Critical Will tries to inject urgency and inspiration into the work of First Committee, by providing timely analysis and relevant advocacy to diplomats and other civil society actors.

The First Committee Monitor 2013
http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/disarmament-fora/unga/2013/fcm

IANSA women engage with Control Arms
IANSA women are also participating in activities of the Control Arms Campaign with particular focus on ratifications of the Arms Trade Treaty. For the latest news and updates and for actions you can take using social media, please see: http://controlarms.org

Gender and Disarmament
Statement by H.E., Ambassador Uffe A. Balslev, Denmark
Undersecretary for Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control
First Committee Thematic Debate on Other Disarmament Measures, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control
30 October 2013, New York

Policy Papers
Statement by H.E., Ambassador Uffe A. Balslev, Denmark (142730 bytes)