GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIRST COMMITTEE: DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY (DISEC)

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Helmets belonging to soldiers of the Nigerian army are seen as part of preparations for deployment to Mali, at the Nigerian Army peacekeeping centre in Jaji, near Kaduna January 17, 2013. French troops launched their first ground assault against Islamist rebels in Mali on Wednesday in a broadening of their operation against battle-hardened al Qaeda-linked fighters who have resisted six days of air strikes. West African military chiefs said the French would soon be supported by around 2,000 troops from Nigeria, Chad, Niger and other regional powers - part a U.N.-mandated deployment which had been expected to start in September but was kick-started by the French intervention. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) - RTR3CK85

The General Assembly is the main organ of the United Nations and has representation from every UN Member State. Established under Chapter IV of the UN Charter, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) consists of 6 main committees.

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is the first committee of the UNGA and 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. Its purpose is stated in the Article 11 of the UN Charter: “The General Assembly may consider the general principles of co-operation in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armament.”

Furthermore, DISEC works closely with the United Nations Disarmament Commission and the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament.

Under Secretary-General Responsible for the Committee:
Abdullah İkbal Arslanbaş: arslanbas@muntr.org

Committee Directors:
Umut Berkay Tetik: umutberkaytetik@yahoo.com
Ahmet Özban Venedik: aovenedik@gmail.com

Study Guide

Rules of Parliamentary Procedure