Disarmament and International Security Committee

The Disarmament and International Security Committee is the first of the six General Assembly committees of the United Nations. DISEC deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that jeopardize global security which affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. According to the United Nations Charter, the purpose of DISEC 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. Even though the United Nations Security Council is the only United Nations body capable of imposing force upon Member States, the fourth chapter of the UN Charter explains that DISEC can suggest specific topics for Security Council consideration. Aside from its role in the General Assembly, DISEC is also an institution of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, which is an Office of the United Nations Secretariat established in January 1998 as the Department for Disarmament Affairs Agenda items:

  • Regulation of self-defence fire-arms for civilian use

Student Officers:

  • Will be announced soon…