General Assembly - DISEC
Welcome to TISBMUN II and the 2nd session of the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)! I, Rishi Mahanta (from Assam, India), and Teauk Kim (from Seoul, S Korea) are delighted to be your Directors for this session. We are rising seniors at The International School Bangalore, and are currently pursuing the IB Diploma Programme. Taeuk and I have done our fair bit of MUN, including international conferences such as NAIMUN XLViii in Washington D.C., and Harvard MUN 2012 in Beijing.
Apart from MUNning, Teauk takes great interest in football, specifically when it has to do with Manchester United. I myself may not the sportiest of the lot, but when it comes to "Social events", I often find myself taking keen interest, to be put very mildly.
The Disarmament and International Security Committee (which I have been a part of in both my international MUNs) is one of the largest sessions in MUN. DISEC, as it is called, focuses on an array of issues ranging from Conflict Resources to Cyber warfare. For this session of the First Committee, we will be focusing on topics of a) Curbing the threat of nuclear terrorism and b) Private Military Companies (PMCs).
(Optional Read - The Technicalities) As it is, we see in the global scenario that non-state actors are consistently working on acquiring larger means of spreading havoc in the world; this is further catalyzed by the ineffective measures which are in place currently, specifically pertaining to securing nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands. As countries crumble under corruption, terrorism and internal conflicts, these non-state actors get one step closer to obtaining such devices. As for the second issue, PMCs established and on deployment specifically after 9/11 are becoming more of an issue by the day. Questions about their authority, their behavior, their code of conduct, as well as about who has jurisdiction over them are continually coming up. We believe that as First Committee, it is our responsibility to look to these matters and come up with effective solutions to eradicate problems which are persistently on the rise. (Carry on here if you skipped the optional read)
We look forward to seeing you, and an engaging session of debate this fall!
Teauk Kim(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rishi Mahanta(email@example.com)
GA - DISEC