In the aftermath of the Second World War, 51 states across the globe established the United Nations in order to prevent the reproduction of a similar conflict in the future. Founded in 1945, along with the UN Charter, was the creation of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which would become the core organ of the United Nations. Today, the UNGA is composed of a total of 193 member states. Given the role of overseeing policymaking, the General Assembly’s concerns have been categorized and generally assigned to the six of the central committees, the First Committee being the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC).
While the First Committee centers on a vast number of topics, its mandate focuses primarily on the resolution of conflict and threats to security while maintaining international stability and peace. DISEC cannot enforce any legally binding decisions, nor can it directly intervene in situations of conflict; therefore the member states of the committee must collaborate to draft peace treaties, establish cooperative arrangements and make recommendations in order to solve the issue at hand.
The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is a beginner committee that offers the traditional Model UN experience for all delegates alike.
Please submit all position papers and inquiries via [email protected].
Geneviève Dubuc is currently a first-year student at the University of British Columbia, planning on majoring in International Relations. She is delighted to return to CAIMUN for a third iteration as Director of the Disarmament and International Security Committee. After attending her first Model UN conference in high school, she delved deeper into the world of fast-paced debate, conflict resolution and international affairs, and has not turned back since. In her free, yet very limited time, she enjoys being an avid member of the dog spotting community, drinking bubble tea with 120% sugar and attempting to become a polyglot. Geneviève looks forward to meeting everyone at CAIMUN 2019 and encourages you to send her an email with any inquiries regarding rules of procedure, position papers or the topics.
Andrew is a senior enrolled in the IB Programme at Pacific Academy and is honoured to serve as the chair for DISEC in CAIMUN 2019 As a participant of Model UN since grade 8, he hopes to inspire a similar fervour towards purposeful debate that he experienced from his first conference, in all of his delegates. In his free time, he enjoys extending the longevity of his summer dog-sitting business, carefully crafting Spotify playlists, and snowboarding throughout Vancouver during the winter. Andrew is looking forward to meeting everyone at the conference and to an unforgettable weekend of productive discourse!
Jasmine is currently a junior attending Crofton House School who is delighted to be serving as chair for DISEC. Ever since she attended her first conference in Grade 8, she has developed a passion for international affairs and global issues. Along the way, she has also made countless friendships and memories that will become a significant milestone in her high school career. When not immersed in the world of MUN, Jasmine can be found starting yet another new show on Netflix or satisfying her multiple cravings at restaurants all around Vancouver. Jasmine is thrilled to be staffing at what will be an amazing weekend at CAIMUN 2019!