Agenda: Fighting religious extremism in Nigeria and surrounding countries
Although Nigeria is among the richest nations in Africa in terms of natural resources, the predicament it finds itself in is a cause of serious concern for the rest of the world. Nigeria is marred by the growing extremism enforced by the Boko Haram through violent means. The country in current times is often juxtaposed with Syria, as the next destination for terrorism to seek refuge in. The Boko Haram has consistently been able to dictate the government often through horrendous means while it has furthered its own ideologies in and around the region. The DISEC committee at Pathways Model MUN 2016 must prevent the situation from exacerbating in order to stop such abject extremism from flourishing not just in Africa but any part of the world.
Friday, July 8th 2016 at 6:08PM | Executive Board
The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (GA). It includes all nations that are United Nations Member States and 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.