Disarmament and International Security Committee

About The Committee

It 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 Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments. The Committee works in close cooperation with the United Nations Disarmament Commission and the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament. It is the only Main Committee of the General Assembly entitled to verbatim records coverage.

Agenda: Discussing the potential threats of weaponization of Artificial Intelligence

Disarmament and International Security Committee was established in 1945 is the first committee of the UN General Assembly which tackles any potential security threats faced by the international community. As time has passed, the field of technology has seen an unprecedented growth with increasingly sophisticated tech coming out each year, it is only natural that it will affect all aspects of life including security. While Artificial Intelligence can have wonderful uses when it comes high risk operations, it can be used for potential mass destruction without anyone’s conscience being affected. Therefore it is important to asses and identify future issues and work towards a collective solution.