Disarmament and International Security Committee
The First Committee, The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime.
It considers all disarmament and international security matters withing the scope of the UN Charter. It considers the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.
ISSUe 101 - Measures to eliminate the Development, Production, Possession, Stockpiling, and Usage of Biological Weapons.
Chair: Marius Scheen Jensen
Issue 102 - Measures to increase regulations and eliminate the usage of nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Chair: Emilija E. Mieze
First chair - Marius scheen jensen
My name is Marius Scheen Jensen, and I will have the honor to be serving as your Chair for the Disarmament and International Security committee at this year´s SANMUN conference.
I have lived in Bærum my whole life, in a town called Bærums Verk. I am currently a third grader in the IB at Nesbru VGS, where I have been doing MUN since I started here two years ago. However, this is the first time for me as a Chair at SANMUN, so I really look forward to new experiences at this year´s conference.
At last year´s SANMUN conference I represented the DPRK in the DISEC committee, which I enjoyed a lot. Being able to express another country´s view in global politics, often very different from one´s own, is what I love the most about MUN.
I look forward to seeing you all in November!
Second chair - Emilija Mieze
Hi! My name’s Emilija Mieze and I’ll be one of your chairs in the SANMUN conference’s DISEC committee in 2017. Born and raised in Saldus, Latvia until age 10, I spent 6 years living in Mosjøen, Norway until I needed to move to the south due to health problems. This is my 2nd year living in Sandefjord.
I’ve been with SANMUN ever since I’ve had the possibility to study in the International Baccalaureate. MUN for me personally is a place where I could learn to control my emotions during discussion and practice finding supporting arguments to get across my point of view to others. Since I’m still bad at these aspects of the art of debate and am very easy to provoke, I much more prefer being a chair to being a delegate. For me, resorting to violence is easier than trying to explain and understand something if I’m frustrated and angered, so I prefer not to personally engage in the discussion, not only for the sake of others, but also for myself.
My goal for this year’s conference is to help people like myself get over their shyness to involve themselves in something they might care about and show people that it’s okay to get mad or confused in the middle of a debate. We’re all human, and a simple mistake won’t kill you... Well, that could be discussed. If it’s not something like accidentally pressing a nuclear launch button. That’s a different story entirely.