DESCRIPTION

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].


BACKGROUNDERS

 

TOPIC A

Proliferation of Small Arms Trade

 

TOPIC B

Conflict Minerals


STAFF

Bridget Young
Director

Bridget Young is a junior in Crofton House School and is enthralled to serve as the director of DISEC for CAIMUN 2019. Attending her first conference in grade nine, she has grown to love the intensive debate and the friends she has made along the way. Outside of Model UN, she likes to beat her record number of hours slept in one setting, and also enjoys playing sudoku whenever she can. Bridget hopes that she can help the delegates find their own passion in Model UN, and welcomes all to what will surely be an amazing weekend!

 

Andrew Liu
Chair

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 Lin
Chair

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!