DISEC

WELCOME!

 

SEBASTIAN AYCARDI

President

saycardi@altamira.edu.co

 

About the Committee

The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (GA). It includes all nations that are United Nations Member States. DISEC deals with issues regarding the promotion, establishment, and subsequent maintenance of global peace while simultaneously working to prevent weapons proliferation. 

Under the UN Charter, all member states and observers of the United Nations are automatically part of the first committee of the General Assembly, and have an equal vote. It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the UN Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.

Documents drafted by this committee require a simple majority to be passed. Like the other committees of the United Nations General Assembly, DISEC is unable to impose sanctions, authorize armed intervention, or pass binding resolutions. The Committee works in close cooperation with the United Nations Disarmament Commission and the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmamament. It is the only Main Committee of the General Assembly entitled to verbatim records coverage.

 

Topics

Topic A: Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons - SALW.

Topic B: Espionage as a Means of Intelligence Gathering.

 

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