As the GA's first and arguable most important committee, DISEC holds a place of special prominence in the United Nations. It is the committee most dedicated to the UN's most fundamental goal, to prevent the recurrence of the devastation seen in World War II. The decisions that DISEC makes are some of the most influential and far reaching of the United Nations, and shape the way countries interact in the future. Today, you will be facing the most pressing issues that humanity faces as it moves into a new era, and will have to pave the way for the decisions of generations to come.

Topic One: Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space

Topic Two: Piracy

Background Guide

Chair: Neal Vaidya

My name is Neal Vaidya, and I'm incredibly excited for you all to join me in serving on the UN General Assembly's First Committee, the Committee on Disarmament and International Security. I'm a sophomore from Greensboro, North Carolina, and I'm hoping to bring to you all the wonderful experiences I had attending DUMUNC as a high schooler. At Duke, I'm majoring in Public Policy Studies and Statistical Science, with a Minor in Computer Science. Outside the classroom, I'm involved with the Duke Political Union, the Chronicle (Duke's independent student newspaper), and the Machine Learning and Data Science Club. I'm delighted to be able to see you all this February, and I hope that you feel free to send contact me with any questions that you might have.