Topic: Countering Asymmetric Warfare in the 21st Century

In order to resolve the political tensions and multitude of security issues the Second World War accentuated, the Disarmament and International Security Committee held its inaugural meeting on January 1946. 

With the cooperation of all 193 UN members, DISEC is currently at the forefront of ensuring international peace on issues ranging from small arms trade to nuclear proliferation, and on platforms such as the Arctic Circle and the digital realm of cyber security. 

As the First Committee of the General Assembly, Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) handles “disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime”. 

Since DISEC cannot enforce any legally binding resolutions or direct interventions, it manages international security concerns through their promotion of collaborative arrangements, institution of numerous peace treaties, global influence, and recommendations that widen the perspective of the UN. 

To qualify for awards, delegates must email their respective position papers to before 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 2nd. 

Alex Han

Alex is a rising junior attending the IB Programme at Port Moody Secondary School. After being introduced to model united nations in his early Grade 9 year, Alex was instantly captivated. With a strong passion for debate and research, Alex is excited to serve as Director for the Disarmament and International Security Committee. Outside his involvement in model united nations, Alex can be found reading the Economist, waiting for Spurs to win their well-deserving Premier League title, catching up on the latest fashion trends, debating through numerous tournaments, and digging for the ball on the volleyball court. Alex is exhilarated to witness the intense debate and creative ideas brought forth by each delegate!

Megan Syho

Currently a Grade 11 student at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Megan is absolutely thrilled to be serving as the Chair of DISEC at SurreyMUN 2018. Ever since her first conference, Megan has fallen in love with the professionalism and unique environment that Model UN provides. From the heated debate to the numerous friendships made, she has overcome her fear of public speaking and is hoping to aid delegates in forging new perspectives and in opening dialogue to constructive solutions concerning global issues. When not dressed in western business attire, Megan can probably be found listening to generic music, running track & field, playing badminton, or simply scrolling through the internet. Megan looks forward to creating a memorable experience for all delegates at SurreyMUN 2018!

Julie Hoang
Assistant Director

Julie is a sleep deprived Grade 11 student attending Fraser Heights Secondary, and she is delighted to be serving as the Assistant Director of DISEC! Julie began her journey on the path of Model UN in the tenth grade. Outside of MUN, she can be found reading over the same sets of notes for an aggravatingly long time, eating more than her body can properly digest, or scouring fortune telling sites to find some sort of direction in her life. Her favourite cereal includes cookie crisp, cinnamon toast crunch, and french toast crunch (look it up and buy it). Julielooks forward to meeting all delegates and will strive to make it a time to remember!

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