UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIRST COMMITTEE: DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Being the first of the six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly, the Disarmament and International Security Committee deals with global challenges, threats to international peace as well as disarmament in a comprehensive aspect. It seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. DISEC takes into consideration many agendas, ranging from nuclear disarmament to illicit arms trade as well as post-conflict zones and so on.

 

The Committee considers all disarmament problems as well as providing each member State with a platform that they can focus solely on the principles of international safety. Even though its decisions are not legally binding just as the other five General Assembly committees, the 1st committee works closely with the United Nations Security Council, making recommendations that concern the field of international peace.

 

According to Article 26 of the Charter 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.” With this in mind, this committee’s participants are expected to deal with various challenges that await them and try to maintain the peace, that is very much needed, with disarmament.

Agenda Item A: Tackling the Crisis in Yemen

Agenda Item B: Hybrid Strategies for Post-Conflict Zones

This committee is apt for both inexperienced and experienced delegates.

Under-Secretary-General responsible for GA-1 DISEC: Selin Ayaz

Academic Assistant: Şevval Başak