The United Nations (UN) Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) was created as the first of the main committees in the General Assembly when the charter of the United Nations was signed in 1945. Thus, DISEC is often referred to as the First Committee. DISEC was formed to respond to the need for an international forum to discuss issues of peace and security among members of the international community. According to the UN Charter, the purpose of DISEC in the General Assembly is to establish ‘general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments’ and also to give ‘recommendations with regard to such principles to the members or to the Security Council.’ Although DISEC cannot directly advise the decision-making process of the Security Council, the fourth chapter of the UN Charter explains that DISEC can suggest specific topics for Security Council consideration.
With immense pride for being the Chair of the DISEC, I welcome you all to the prestigious VIBGYORMUN. A virtual conference is always more challenging than a physical one. I promise to make sure you all have the most stimulating and fun filled MUN of your lives, and I can assure you DISEC is going to be to a particularly important and dynamic committee.
So delegates, be thorough with your research, be proactive, and make an effort to participate in the committee. Once we see an incentive, we will make sure that you get support and end up learning something while having a great time.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am a Physics major at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign.
I love MUNs, philosophy, martial arts and reading, especially Dune by Frank Herbert.
See you all at the committee sessions.
It is my honour to welcome you all to VIBGYORMUN 11 and your committee DISEC (Disarmament and International Security).
I am your Chair, but just like all of you I started off as a student of Vibgyor. I am currently pursuing Humanities, and working to pursue journalism in the near future along with advocacy and writing.
All delegates are expected to have an extremely thorough and well researched approach about your country’s stance on the agenda, and I am curious to see how all of us can work together to try and solve some very prevalent problems.
Always remember that all of the Executive Board members are always there to help all of you. Dear delegates, this is no small event. Give yourselves a lot of credit as we are together building the path for change makers of the world.
Good luck to all of you and see you all very soon!
It is my utmost pleasure to welcome all the delegates who have taken this one step closer to self-development.
I am Gunish Mukherji, and I will be your chair, mentor, and friend for the upcoming days in the conference.
I am a student of Class 12 and am currently pursuing an integrated engineering course at ALLEN. Music, cycling, and gaming are my all-time stress busters. However, there is nothing that gets me more excited than an engaging conference. The commotion during breaks, the concoction of ideas, and of course, getting to make new friends is what has kept this spirit of Munning alive.
In this conference, my expectations are simple: Understand the working of our system and gain as much knowledge as you can. At the end of the day, conferences are ephemeral but the knowledge you gain is forever.
From my end, I will try my level best to make sure all the new comers feel comfortable and confident instead of feeling lost and scared. On that note, I wish you all best of luck and may the best delegate win.
Chair – DISEC