Novice Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)


Novice Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)


Chair: Lena Nguyen


Topic A: The Militarization of Space

Topic B: Drone Surveillance and Strikes

Committee Type: Single Delegate

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Letter from your Chair

Dear Delegates,

My name is Lena Nguyen and I am thrilled to be serving as your Chair of the United Nations Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC). Currently, I’m a third year Political Science and Communications major with aspirations to attend law school. I’m also an Assistant Editor for the Daily Bruin, our school newspaper, and a Director of Networking Night for the Undergraduate Communications Association, where we’ve hosted companies like Colourpop, Marvel, Disney and Hulu. Please feel free to ask me questions – anything from the college experience to your favorite TV shows.

I started out in Model United Nations my freshman year at UCLA. Coming from Speech and Debate and Mock Trial, I wanted to try something new. I was eager to learn about diplomacy and world crises plaguing our international community, and I competed in several conferences throughout the circuit. From SOCHUM to UNSC, I quickly learned valuable skills in committee like networking, public speaking and collaboration that would help me in all other facets of my life. I was a Vice Chair at UCLA’s college conference, LAMUN, and was last year’s BruinMUN Undersecretary General for Novice Committees.

The UN Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is otherwise known as the First Committee, created first in the General Assembly when the UN was originally established. The first resolution in this committee was the “Establishment of a Commission to Deal with the Problems Raised by the Discovery of Atomic Energy,” after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. It had a monumental responsibility to address global matters of security and peace. As a mediator in disarmament and international conflicts, DISEC can make important recommendations to the UN Security Council. As you navigate this committee, it is essential to consider how these threats can have grave consequences to masses of innocent people and member states if not mitigated. Cooperation and peacemaking will be critical in setting aside our differences to create a safer world and future. One country’s gain can be another’s downfall, and it is up to you all to find solutions for this ongoing power struggle. From the present threat of drone surveillance and attacks, to the rising tensions over future space domain, I look forward to seeing this committee solve for international peace.


Lena Nguyen | Chair