The Disarmament and International Security Committee


The United Nations General Assembly First Committee (also known as the Disarmament and International Security Committee or DISEC) is one of six main committees at the General Assembly of the United Nations which deals with matters concerning world peace. The First Committee on Disarmament and International Security meets every year in October for a 4-to-5 week session, after the General Assembly General Debate. All 193 member states of the UN can attend. 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 within the scope of the UN Charter, relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations with the primary objective to maintain peace and security, and promote cooperative arrangements and measures for strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.