Disarmament and International Security Committee

Illicit Arms Trade

DISEC (Disarmament and International Security Committee) is the first committee at the General Assembly of the United Nations. DISEC deals with issues of disarmament, global concerns, and peace threats that affect the international community, and seeks answers to the challenges in the international security system. Illicit Arms Trade is the illegal transfer and sale of arms and weapons (in whole or in parts) in violation of national and international laws. The international network of illegal weapons dealers is not only large and well-connected but also profitable. Delegates in this committee will discuss how illicit arms transfers can potentially destabilize a whole region, raise the frequency of violent crimes, and lead to human rights violations, as well as potential solutions.

This committee is designed for beginners. Position papers, although strongly recommended, are not required. However, they are mandatory for delegates wishing to be considered for awards. The deadline for position papers is November 5th, 2021 at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found under 'resources'. If you have any questions regarding this committee, please contact Lorig Korajian, our USG of Committees at committees@abbymun.com. Please send all position papers for this committee to disec@abbymun.com.

Soldiers with Guns

Annalise Politis  |  Director

Annalise is a Grade 10 student currently attending Saint Patricks Regional High School and is ecstatic to be serving as the Director for DISEC. Ever since her first conference in 2019 she grew her passion for Model United Nations. From the intense atmosphere of moderated caucus’s and the exhilarating feeling of passing a resolution paper, never fails to give Annalise a rush of adrenaline. Annalise has met long term friends and made memories that will last a lifetime. Outside the debate floor, Annalise spends her time spending her life savings on a gacha game, sketching whatever her heart desires and cuddling with her rabbit. Annalise is looking forward to AbbyMUN 2021 and is excited to meet everyone!

Harry Zhu  |  Chair

A sophomore at St. George’s School, Harry will be serving as the Chair for DISEC. Ever since his first conference more than four years ago, he has been enthralled by the vast debates and the engaging community within Model UN. From getting lost in Downtown Vancouver while trying to get an early morning coffee to yelling at his laptop in a virtual conference, Harry has had many fun and teachable experiences throughout his Model UN career. In his spare time, Harry enjoys spending his time around the city with friends, biking through long trails, and trying new foods he found on Instagram. Harry looks forward to meeting AbbyMUN's delegates and ensures that this first iteration will be an unforgettable experience.