Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

Agenda: Discussing the role of private military companies in armed conflicts.

Founded in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is the primary policy making organ of the United Nations (UN). 

The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), is one of six major committees that serve the General Assembly. The Disarmament and International Security Committee focuses on issues of international security with aims to peacefully resolve military and diplomatic conflicts across the globe. 

To achieve this goal, DISEC encourages open debate during its sessions. Every country has one vote and all votes have the same power. The First Committee provides all 193 nations with a voice with which to discuss issues of global disarmament. The committee would also favorably include crisis during its proceedings.

Today, more and more PMCs are involved in conflict zones due to the nature of their activities, increasing their contact with both civilians and combatants. The wars in Afghanistan, Columbia and Iraq act as an open testimony to this. The responsibilities, status and protection of PMCs are quite ambiguous in nature as during armed conflicts, under International Humanitarian Law (IHL), a distinction must be made between civilians and civilian objects on one hand, and combatants like armed forces and military targets on the other. However PMC's don’t fall clearly into either of these categories. There also exists an active debate on whether they can be classified as modern day mercenaries. This issue of classification and distinction is supported by the lack of legal regulations and a definitive code of conduct established for PMC's. This creates a responsibility vacuum for the violations or breaches of IHL by PMCs during conflicts and thus calls for a dire need to deliberate upon and resolve the question regarding the privatization of militarization and the potential threat it poses to international peace and security.

The Executive Board

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Praful M

Director 

"Better a Witty Fool, than a Foolish Wit" - William Shakespeare 

​Unlike his quote, Praful is neither foolish nor is he Shakespeare, rather his plays lie in the art of MUNning. Having cracked through the shells of the circuit and securing accolades in COMUN, CIMUN, HMUN to name a few. At times when he is not pretending to be failing at committees where he ends up winning,

you can find him cracking a deal in commerce fests. An avid football fan, he hopes Manchester United win a cup final. 

​A long time veteran and a classic book player, Praful is the perfect Director and a committee slayer.

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Nandita Dey 

Assistant Director

"if I'm not allowed to quote Kendrick Lamar , then I don't want to quote anyone"

Adept at being diplomatic, yet assertive, only a few delegates can match her ability to be dominant without being dominating. Her innate affinity for lobbying, coupled with her nuanced understanding of international law and public policy have helped her secure a perfect placement record. Being the current head delegate of the Christ Junior College Delegation she has won laurels delegating at a host of prestigious conferences such as KMUN, CJCMUN, AMUN, GWHMUN, including a Best Delegate award at Harvard MUN to name a few.

In addition to her evident obsession with MUNning, she is also an ardent parliamentary debater, track athlete and an aspiring lawyer.