First Committee: Disarmament and International Security Committee

Committee Information

Title: First Committee: Disarmament and International Security Committee

Organ: General Assembly

Chair: Dano Major

Topic A: Use of Mercenaries in Armed Conflict

Topic A Summary:

Topic B: Drone Proliferation

Topic B Summary:

Background Guide

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Letter from the Chair

Dear Delegates,

I am very pleased to welcome you to the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference in India! My name is Dano Major and I am the chair for the DISEC. It has been such a pleasure preparing for conference over these past several months and we cannot wait to share it with you. I am so excited to share a little bit more about myself and this amazing conference with you.

I was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California where I spent much of my time enjoying the year-round sunny weather by spending copious amounts of time at the beach with friends and family. Since coming to Penn, I have survived my first winter and am learning to navigate the public transportation system. I am studying in the College of Arts and Sciences, where I plan to major in either Physics or International Relations, with a Hispanic Studies and Language minor. Joining the University of Pennsylvania’s International Affairs Association as an overwhelmed and confused freshman was one of the best decisions I have made since coming to Penn; I anticipate that ILMUNC India will be just as stimulating and enjoyable as the other Model United Nations conferences I have attended!

I have enjoyed pursuing my passion for Model UN on the collegiate level through INTERCOL, Penn’s competitive travel team, and serving as one of the Under-Secretaries General for Crisis committees at UPMUNC. Not only have I improved my speaking and research skills, I have also met some of my best friends. I hope that we are able to foster a similar environment of learning and connection for all of you at ILMUNC India. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other members on the Secretariat with questions or concerns. Get stoked for a dope conference!

Dano Major
Chair, First Committee: Disarmament and International Security Committee