The Committee on Disarmament and International Security (1st Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations) is the Committee responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security. The mandate of one of the main committees of the General Assembly is devoted to disarmament and any threat to peace that may affect the international community as we know it. The endeavors of the 1st Committee of the GA are also focused on seeking solutions to any possible and future challenges that the regime of international security may face.
DISEC includes all the member states of the UN in its corps, following the principle of ‘’one member, one vote’’, providing the opportunity to member states to focus, among others, on issues of arms control and global safety. Although the 1st Committee of the GA does not possess the exclusive and binding mandate of the Security Council, it is constantly in full cooperation with this main body of the UN, by making recommendations that concern the field of international peace and security. The normative nature of the resolutions of this committee renders them salient, let alone respected by the Security Council.
1. Improving global cooperation and reaching consensus on nuclear disarmament
2. Tackling the issue of disarming terrorist organisations : The Boko Haram case
Max LOTH and Georgios FALANGARIS
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