The First Committee is one of six main committees at the General Assembly of the United Nations which deals with matters concerning world peace.

  • First Committee (Disarmament and International Security Committee) is concerned with disarmament and related international security questions;
  • Second Committee (Economic and Financial Committee) is concerned with economic questions;
  • Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee) deals with social and humanitarian issues;
  • Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee) deals with a variety of political subjects not dealt with by the First Committee, as well as with decolonization;
  • Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary Committee) deals with the administration and budget of the United Nations; and
  • Sixth Committee (Legal Committee) deals with international legal matters.

The First Committee handles all matters on Disarmament and International Security ( DISEC ). The First Committee on Disarmament and International Security meets every year in October for a 4-to-5 week session, after the General Assembly General Debate. All 193 member states of the UN can attend.