Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), founded during the creation of the United Nations, is the first general assembly of the UN; its main role and purpose is to foster international peace and security, as well as disarmament. All 193 nations of the United Nations have a voice in DISEC as well as a vote, and the committee meets annually to discuss issues under its mandate. Although DISEC has sent recommendations to the UNSC and UN Secretariat in the past, DISEC itself is unable to pass binding resolutions, impose sanctions, or authorize armed intervention. That being said, DISEC plays a considerable role in the vision for global peace.
DISEC is a beginner committee — these committees provide an excellent introduction for those with no or little experience in Model United Nations, while those with experienced will do well. Position papers follow standard procedure (not the press release and diplomatic cable) and are not mandatory, though they are strongly recommended. Position papers are still required to be considered for awards.
NGOs for DISEC are as follows:
1) UN High Commissioner for Refugees/Control Arms
2) National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces/Campaign Against Arms Trade
Topic 1: The Situation in Syria
Topic 2: Arms Trafficking and Terrorism
NGOs can be viewed on the Country Matrix(more information on NGOs can be found here).
Jahid is a student at St. George’s who has participated in MUN for four years, attending his first conference in Grade 7. Recently, he has attended 8 conferences in the past two years, and he is now engaging on the other side of the activity, this being his second conference as a staff member and first as a director. Jahid also enjoys debating and plays soccer. He hopes that CAIMUN 2013 will be an exciting, engaging event where all delegates will leave with more experience, better public speaking skills, and great memories.