United Nations General Assembly the First Committee: Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is one of the six General Assembly Committees of the United Nations.
DISEC’s mandate is “to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources” according to Article 26 of United Nations Charter.
The First Committee deals with a great variety of issues ranging from conflicts related to the proliferation of biological and chemical weapons to strengthening security co-operations in respective regions.
In short, as the First Committee’s name reflects, DISEC’s main objectives are disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community. According to the Charter of the United Nations, all members and observers have representatives in DISEC with equal representation as well as equal votes for the Member States. The Committee cannot impose sanctions nor pass a binding resolution as similar with other five General Assembly Committees. disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community. While seeking solutions for these global challenges, all Member States are invited contribute with equal rights of representation and vote. This committee has no ability to impose sanctions or draft binding resolutions similar to the other five General Assembly Committees; however, the Committee itself directly reflects the interconnected and negotiated position of all of Member States, unlike the Security Council. This feature makes the decisions of the First Committee to be respected and implemented at regional levels.
Delegates in this committee are expected to deal with various challenges and make a substantial effort in order to bring fruitful solutions to the challenges of international security that has bedevilled the globe for several years with the difference of ITUMUN 2018 This committee is apt for both inexperienced and experienced delegates.
Under Secretaries General responsible for GA-1 DISEC:
Egemen Büyükkaya and Gizem Can