Disarmament and International Security Committee

The Disarmament and International Security Committee, or DISEC for short, is the First Committee of the UN General Assembly. It deals with conflicts and threats to international peace, and tries to maintain global stability and security. The vast membership of DISEC makes it an especially important organ for dealing with issues of an international scope.

DISEC is appropriate for delegates with any level of experience.

Position papers for this committee are due on January 23rd, 2015 at 11:59 PM. Any requests for extensions should be directed to the Chief of Staff at chiefofstaff@vmun.com. Finished position papers should be mailed to the committee email, at disec@vmun.com.

Topic A: Rise of Terrorism in Africa | Topic B: The Threat of Systemic Corruption to International Security

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Keiko Pan | Director

Keiko Pan is a grade 12 student at Port Moody Secondary School, where she discovered MUN as an open door for her future. She was amazed at how youth this age was able to connect with global issues in such an organized and efficient way. With an immense interest in economics and international relations, she joined MUN in her grade 9 year as a delegate, and later a staff member at VMUN 2014, and CAHSMUN 2014. She also had a great experience being part of the secretariat as the USG of Committees at TCMUN 2013. Outside of MUN, she plays competitive tennis and basketball, and enjoys teaching and volunteering around children. Keiko is extremely excited to be your director for DISEC for VMUN 2015, and is eagerly anticipating the heated debate that will be brought by delegates!

Joon Park | Chair

Joon Park is a senior currently attending Prince of Wales Secondary School. Joon attended his first Model United Nations conference at the very end of 10th Grade and has been actively involved in MUN ever since. Some of his favourite pastimes include listening to music, browsing the internet, and watching soccer. After a long time being a delegate, Joon is absolutely excited to be the Chair of DISEC and hopes that all delegates will be able to enjoy a great session of debate.

Quinn Aquilini | Assistant Director

Quinn Aquilini is a Grade 11 student at St. Georges school and VMUN 2015 will be his 11th Model United Nations conference overall (2nd conference as a staff member). At VMUN, he is extremely excited to serve as the assistant director for the DISEC committee and work alongside his fellow staff members. He truly hopes that delegates enjoy the wonderful experience that Model U. N. has to offer as much as he has! Good luck delegates!

Reed Smith | Assistant Director

Reed Smith is in grade 12 at St. Georges School. He is extremely excited to be participating as an assistant director in VMUN 2015! Reed started doing MUN in the 7th grade and have really enjoyed it ever since. Although he’s been to a number of conferences, he has never staffed one before, so he is nervous and excited at the same time! In years past, his favourite MUN conferences have been VMUN (of course) and NHSMUN. When not at MUN conferences he keep busy with Rowing and playing soccer. He is also very passionate about movies, and loves talking about them! Anyway, that’s about it, and he looks forward to meeting you!

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