Disarmament and International Security Committee

General Assembly

Topic A

Transnational Security
and Military Forces

With supranational organizations all over the globe taking steps towards forming transnational military and security forces, the creation of these coalitions has been reintroduced into widespread global discussion in tandem with the increasing risk of international conflict.

These transnational and supranational organizations are comprised of multiple nations, and have the ability to enact change past the limits of individual actors.

Topic B

Cyberwarfare in the 21st Century

With rapid technological advancements on the rise in the 21st century, cyber warfare has become a pressing concern for the entire international community. Along with the many tangible benefits, brought by the rise of the Internet, it has also brought with it an onslaught of cyber attacks that jeopardize the security of billions across the globe.

With cyber attacks on the rise, hackers have the ability to shut off power grids and other critical infrastructure at will. From Russian meddling in American elections3 to the destruction of Iranian nuclear facilities4, these attacks have proved to be devastating in their effect. With global tensions rising and world leaders seemingly at odds with each other, the risk of a full-scale international cyberwar is constantly rising.

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Dais team

Emily Ni


Steven Long


Rhea Tabet




Created in 1945 following the atrocities witnessed in World War Two, the Disarmament and International Security Committee maintains international security and stability. As the First Committee of the United Nations, all 193 members of DISEC play an integral role in maintaining world peace.

Ever since its first resolution on the “Establishment of a Commission to Deal with the Problems Raised by the Discovery of Atomic Energy”, DISEC has grown to encompass a plethora of pressing international issues ranging from asymmetric warfare to cybersecurity. Although unable to make binding resolutions, DISEC is able to recommend effective solutions that broaden the limited scope of the UNSC. Unique to DISEC is its entitlement to verbatim records coverage, the only Main Committee of the General Assembly able to do so. Its size and scope make it an invaluable organ of the United Nations, offering multifaceted opinions on far-reaching international issues. The considerations and recommendations that DISEC, as part of the General Assembly, is able to offer, are crucial to the UN.