The Disarmament and International Security Committee is the First and one of the six
main committees of the United Nations General Assembly. Since the establishment of the
committee in 1933, DISEC intensely focuses on the matters related to disarmament, global
challenges, and threats to peace that affect the international community.
The first committee considers all disarmament and international security matters within
the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the
United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international
peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of
armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at
strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.
More than half armed conflicts are located in the Indian Ocean Region. Moreover, through
the years the region has witnessed such evolving strategic developments including the
competing rises of India and China, the nuclear confrontation of India and Pakistan, the
intervention of the US in Iraq and Afghanistan, the growing amount of piracy in and around
the Horn of Africa.
The delegates of this committee are expected to do comprehensive research upon the
Indian Ocean Region and have extensive knowledge about the declaration of the Indian
Ocean as a Zone of Peace.
This committee is intended for novice delegates.
UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL: Zeynep Birol
Committee Board Member of GA:1 DISEC: Muhammet Can Kılıç
Rapporteur of GA:1 DISEC: Deniz Başak