Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
Chairs: Zhaoyuan (Eric) Jiang & Olivia Krivitsky
Topic A: Foreign Military Intervention in Civil Wars
Foreign military intervention is an important issue in need of in-depth and thorough discussion. The means of intervention by foreign and external forces often proves to disrupt peace and tranquility or human rights. The line between proper interference in order to prevent the escalation of domestic affairs to ones that threaten the international community by nature as opposed to improper interference has grown to be vague and ambiguous in recent years. Currently accepted measures that are taken in the circumstance of foreign military intervention is where the military force is utilized to resolve the issue which has the potential of rising to be a threat internationally; however, the domestic political, economic, and social conducts and systems must remain untouched. This presents a dilemma as the issues often stems from one or more of those areas. This committee will focus on the measures of the UN and looks forward to a candid discourse with fruitful results.
Topic B: Latin American Arms Trade
The arms trade referenced to by the title of this topic will be specifically focused on the small arms trade sector of the market, considering both legal and parallel markets, that have served to profit and benefit illicit groups as well as their criminal violence in the region. The issue has spread to the extent that the involved nations themselves are not willing or able to fully combat the illegal arms trade due to various political ties involved. Delegates are tasked with producing and implementing both short-term and long-term solutions and addressing the economic and humanitarian concerns related to this multifaceted issue.