United Nations Disarmament and International Security Committee
Delegates, the VI session of DISEC at AmeriMUNC is called to discuss the rapidly developing issue of nuclear proliferation in the Asia Pacific. The UN First Committee on Disarmament and International Security is tasked with disarmament, global security, and overall threats to the international community. Since the end of WWII, nations around the world have been racing to build nuclear weapons. The west has succeeded, but the east is just getting started. Can the DPRK be prevented from acquiring nuclear weapons, or is does the future threaten global security? Can you ease the tensions? Member nations of DISEC, do you have what it takes?
DISEC’s job is to maintain global peace and security, as well as to balance functions of armament and disarmament, specifically with the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Asia Pacific. In this committee, delegates will explore resolutions that tackle prevention of future nuclear wars and maintenance of peaceful use of current nuclear arms.
All delegates in General Assembly committees are required to write and submit a position paper one week prior to AmeriMUNC VI. This position paper should be a broad overview of your country's formal stance on the topic being discussed in committee. The position paper should also give a description of actions taken by your country to address the committee topic, and how you plan to respond to this topic in committee.
The deadline for all position paper submissions will be Friday, January 25th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Position papers should be submitted via a portal that will become available in early January. General Assembly chairs will take the quality of position papers into account when deciding awards.
Meet the Dais
Suyash Nath is an undergraduate at American University majoring in Business (Finance) and Public Relations. His goal in life would be to work on Wall Street and rack up them Benjamins while living in a penthouse on 5th avenue (though let’s be honest, he thinks that’s probably not going to happen). Suyash has been in several Model UN conferences in high school and middle school and traveled to China for a MUN conference at the Concordia International school. He looks forward to meeting all of you and having an amazing weekend filled with meaningful conversation and fruitful debating… along with having fun of course!
Mary Rizk is a sophomore at American University. She is an International Studies major with a regional focus in the Middle East and North Africa. Mary’s goal is to be a lawyer in the international world. In 20 years, if you see a new not-so-very-much-look-alike Condoleezza Rice and one that doesn’t work for George Bush, and actually cares about the MENA, it is probably Mary. Although this is her first experience with Model UN, she has put together numerous lesson plans and curricula through past internships and lots of experience within her church, and she is extremely excited to tackle Model UN and AmeriMUNC next!