The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. The committee deals with disarmament, and threats to peace and security. Most of the topics that are discussed in the DISEC are connected to national, regional or global security, biological, chemical, nuclear and technological weapons or arms trade. In this committee topics such as the issue of global small arms trade, drug trafficking or the question of Iran’s right to nuclear power can be discussed.

In 1945 the DISEC was created as one of the six main committees of the UN General Assembly after the events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki thus the first topic to be discussed was the establishment of a commission to deal with the problems raised by the discovery of atomic energy. There are currently 193 member states in the Disarmament and International Security Committee, of which approximately two-thirds are developing countries.

In conclusion, the committee's main purpose is to maintain international peace and to seek out solutions to the challanges in any security regime. This committee is suggested for anyone who finds these topics intriguing, is concerned about the issue of different ongoing armed conflicts or would be interested in learning more about the promotion, establishment, and subsequent maintenance of global peace.

Issues of 2024:
(The delegates of DISEC participate in the General Assembly, hence they only debate on two issues.)


You can access the Issue Descriptions of each topic by clicking on the titles in blue.


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