United Nations-Disarmament and International Security

Comité virtual

​Limit: 28 delegates

Directores del Comité

Committee Description

Founded as a result of the mass production of weapons brought by World War II, The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is written as the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. The First Committee is responsible for dealing with topics that pose a threat to national, regional, or global security which can be posed by common topics such as biological and nuclear weapons. Shortly after the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Resolution 1 was passed by the committee, raising awareness about the problems caused by atomic energy. In DISEC, all United Nations member states are represented, making it an extremely important committee in conserving international security as resolutions represent the interests of most member states.

Topic A: Withdrawal of the Resolute Support Mission from Afghanistan 

    2001 was quite an eventful year. Shrek came out in theaters, Tony Blair was elected for a second term, and Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were the it couple. However, all hell would break loose after the terrorist attacks of September 11 in the United States. The U.S and its allies were quick in responding to the attacks with an invasion of Afghanistan and foreign troops were being sent on missions. One mission was the International Security Assistance Force and after its completion, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) launched the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan in accordance with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2189 of 2014. The war in Afghanistan has been heavily criticized by individuals and the international community alike, with multiple countries having paid a high monetary and biological cost for a stalemate. On April 14th, 2021, the Allied countries decided that there was no military solution to the challenges Afghanistan faces, resulting in the RSMs withdrawal. Delegates representing a selected diverse number of DISEC member states will debate what the withdrawal of the RSM means for Afghanistan and the rest of the international community. 

Topic B: Annexation of Hong Kong; Xinjiang Internment Camps: Claims of Human Rights Abuses in China

    July 1, 1997 marked a significant event in history. For the first time in nearly 100 years, authority over the territory of Hong Kong was reverted back to the Chinese after being under British rule for nearly a full century. The primary policy of the new Hong Kong government was a concept based on “one country, two systems”, acknowledging that China had authority over Hong Kong, but at the same time, Hong Kong would operate independently as its own autonomous zone by asserting authority over its politics and economic progress. Despite China’s promise to uphold this, recent years have shown China becoming increasingly aggressive in trying to assert its authority over Hong Kong (most famously implementing a controversial national security law) and Hong Kongers have become increasingly more vocal in their dissatisfaction with China, taking to the streets to protest for democracy and freedom of speech, most recently in the summer of 2019. In addition to this, recent accusations and reports of mistreatment of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region have prompted even more international concern in how China responds to domestic turmoil and calls for discussing these issues in greater context have been called for as well by many members of the international community. Delegates representing a diverse selected amount of countries will debate whether China’s behavior with regards to the Uyghurs and Hong Kong is problematic and worrisome, and what would be the best way to respond to it.