Disarmament and International Security Committee

Committee Description

First Committee of the UN General Assembly

Following the events of World War II, the world was in need of a body to regulate competing interests. The League of Nations had failed in its quest to stop conflict, and with the turmoil that remained in the wake of the war, the leaders of the world’s nations came together to form the United Nations, holding its first session in January of 1946. DISEC became one of the principal bodies of the United Nations, responsible for maintaining world peace through collective security. It is one of the six General Assemblies, and with all 193 members of the UN in attendance, the range of ideas that present at DISEC is quite extensive, offering an in-depth look at how international affairs work in relation to the peace-making process. The mandate of DISEC can range from forging peace treaties to recommending armed intervention, allowing the committee to have a major say in every notable conflict since the creation of the UN.

Unfortunately, the committee only has the ability to make recommendations. Only the Security Council can order direct intervention in a conflict, but that does not make the General Assembly’s contributions any less valid. DISEC expands on the narrow scope that the UNSC offers, greatly improving the scope of the UN. This is the ultimate introduction to Model United Nations for anyone interested in global conflict.

DISEC is a beginner committee. Delegates of any skill level with interest may apply to this committee.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to DISEC to [email protected].

Topics | Backgrounders

Topic A: Illicit Arms Trade in Africa (View Backgrounder)

Topic B: The Proliferation of Biological Weapons (View Backgrounder)


Julian Lam
Julian is a grade 11 student at Southpointe Academy. MUN has always been an outlet that has enabled him to be a globally minded individual. To be a part of a place where delegates develop solutions to global problems and to meet the future leaders of tomorrow; it's an inspiring experience for him. Being to more than 10 conferences over the course of 4 years, Julian has represented the delegations of numerous nations in both specialized and general committees. Outside of MUN, he enjoys playing tennis, debate and photography. You can often find him enjoying the great outdoors of B.C or checking out Vancouver’s culinary scene.

Sara Sheikh
Sara is currently a senior attending Handsworth Secondary School. Her last name directly translating to “Caliphate of Islam”, Sara spends much time getting random checks at airports! When not making cringe-worthy jokes, Sara can be found binge-watching Dr. Phil and TLC while simultaneously playing Tetris, truly a challenging feat. Sara first entered the fascinating world of MUN at ConnectMUN 2014, where she delegated in the International Press Corps. After 8 conferences of staffing and delegating in the IPC, Sara can’t express how thrilled she is to be staffing DISEC at CAIMUN this year, and is looking forward to meeting many esteemed delegates.

Andy Jiang
Andy Jiang is a grade 10 attending Fraser Heights Secondary and is excited to be serving as the chair for DISEC. Due to his immense passion for public speaking and debate, MUN has become one of his all time favorite extracurricular activities. Ever since raising his placard for the very first time, Andy has always looked forward to staffing an enjoyable committee for other delegates, a goal he will strive to fulfill at CAIMUN 2017. Aside from his involvement in MUN, Andy can be found in an intense rally on the badminton court or laying on his bed and binge watching American TV. Whether you are a veteran or beginner delegate, Andy cannot wait to meet everyone at CAIMUN and promises to provide an experience to be savored.