BDMUN 2021 Disarmament and International Security Committee
It is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to the Disarmament and International Security Committee at BDMUN 2021. Prepare yourselves for two days of heated yet fruitful debate, brain-numbing crises and a dynamic committee experience. You will have the opportunity to meet students of diverse backgrounds and grow as a delegate through being part of this challenging journey, both inside and outside of the committee.
The DISEC, although being a non-binding committee, deals with the most relevant topics related to security and non-proliferation in today’s world. At BDMUN, delegates of the DISEC will have to think on their feet in order to tackle the crises thrown at them by the EB, and not only will they have to produce paperwork to change the course of committee, but they will also debate upon issues which are of utmost importance to global safety.
Bioterrorism has been a part of warfare since the medieval period, however with the advent of the 20th century, it has become far more covert and sophisticated, noted examples being Unit 731 in WWII, and the Soviet Bioweapons Program, which was the largest clandestine bioweapons program in the world. In the 21st century, the threat of bioterrorism has risen to a new high, especially with the anthrax letter cases in the USA, and the development of gene editing plays a role of a double edged sword in this scenario.
BDMUN strives to provide the most well-rounded educational and enjoyable experience to delegates. These two days will be packed with challenges such as innovative crises, and resounding moral implications on the delegates. In this committee, we look forward to discussing the control of bioweapons in today’s world. We will do our best to help you understand parliamentary procedures and to ensure that the views of all delegates are respected and heard.
Nevertheless, we expect each delegate to come to the conference with an understanding of their country’s interests. Never hesitate to ask us any doubts you may have in the course of the conference. To sum it up, in the words of Stalin, ‘A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.’ Thus, in a world where the honest man doesn’t exist, it is up to you crafty delegates to change the course of global politics in the context of biowarfare, in accordance with the vested interests of your allotted countries.
Siddhee Bokria and Ahan Uke
Chairs of DISEC