The First Committee, one of the six Main Committees of the General Assembly, is allocated agenda items related to disarmament and international security.
The First Committee submits a separate report to the plenary on every agenda item allocated to it. Each report:
The plenary considers each report and votes on the draft resolutions or decisions it contains.
The General Assembly has held three special sessions on the question of disarmament; a fourth has been called for by multiple General Assembly resolutions, recently in General Assembly resolution 65/66 of 8 December 2010.
General Assembly resolution S-10/2 of 30 June 1978, i.e., the final document of the first special session on disarmament, established several mechanisms to work on disarmament matters.