The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is the first committee at the General Assembly of the United Nations. The committee was formed in 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations came into force, and has since been assigned to the role of maintaining international peace and security.
Today, DISEC is an enormously influential committee of the UN, as it has been the driving force of international agreements relating to various issues such as the small arms trade, and the use of weapons of mass destruction. These feats of international cooperation can only be completed in such an assembly, which welcomes 193 member state delegates into an annual forum for discussion on pressing, world security issues.
DISEC offers the traditional Model United Nations experience for delegates of all experience levels. Position papers are recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.
Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DISEC committee will participate in the Summit Program - more information about the Summit can be found here.
Stephanie Chang | Director
Stephanie is currently a junior at Richmond Christian Secondary School, where she can typically be found scouring the library for the best-hidden study spaces and presiding over Debate Club as president. Since attending her first conference in Grade 9, Stephanie has never stopped appreciating the fast-paced discussion and opportunities to engage with international relations that MUN provides. Aside from public speaking, she enjoys reading the works of contemporary poets like Ocean Vuong, Franny Choi, and Leila Chatti, as well as writing, tutoring English, cooking, assisting non-profit initiatives, and sitting in coffee shops to convince herself she's productive. Her favourite food is takoyaki. Stephanie is incredibly excited to be serving as the Director of DISEC at CAHSMUN 2019 and cannot wait to meet everyone!
Janette Kim | Chair
Janette Kim is currently a senior at Pacific Academy and is entering her final year of MUN. After many experiences delegating and staffing, she has grown her passion for MUN not only into an extracurricular but as an opportunity to help improve her public speaking skills. Outside of MUN, you can find her eating food with her friends, sleeping, or impulse shopping. In her third iteration of CAHSMUN, Janette hopes to have an inclusive yet competitive environment that will induce thought-provoking and fruitful debate.