Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

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Established under Chapter IV of the UN Charter, the First Committee of GA’s centers around disarmament, global issues, and threats to peace that jeopardize international security. EmpireMUNC’s 5th session for DISEC focuses on A) Territorial Disputes and B) Terrorist Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Regional border disputes over unresolved lines has led to countless (and arguably) unnecessary conflict, making these undefined regions some of the most dangerous in the world. The necessity in discussing political boundaries aids in defining a nation – where there culture, people, resources, etc., reside and can claim ownership to. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 nations were affected by terrorism from groups such as Boko Haram and al-Shabaab, and serves as the new battle ground between al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and ISIS. By reducing acts of terrorism can the region begin to focus on its long-term goals such as providing humanitarian aid and reversing state-failure.

Topic A - Territorial Disputes

Topic B - Terrorist Groups in Sub Saharan Africa