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DISEC

To discuss the strategic utilization of outer space for militaristic purposes

The weaponisation of space has been a pressing topic since the Cold War. The silent war of strengthening countries to such a large extent resulted in massive discoveries and advancements in the field of outer space. Sparked by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the space race began.
 
Today, with technology advancing at such an extreme rate, the militarisation of space has been a key topic of debate. The Disarmament and International Security Committee’s agenda is the strategic utilisation of outer space for militaristic purposes.
 
Delegates will have to  discuss and debate on pressing issues such as the viability of the Outer Space Treaty, and how to amend it. This will be done through directives and working papers, all of which have to be formatted, and written properly. They will also be discussing about the possible consequences and impacts regarding weaponising outer space. These include the destruction of satellites, the threat of space debris and insecurity for countries who aren’t equipped with an advanced space program. The positive impacts could include, increased military power, job creation, increased political and influential power.

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DIRECTORS 

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Aadit Shah 
Director 

 

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Naintara Roy
Assistant Director  

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Niska Mirpuri 
Assistant Directo
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LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR 

Dear Delegates, 

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the DISEC Committee for BDMUN 2023. My name is Aadit Shah, and I am in the 10th grade. I have been participating in MUN’s for multiple years and find it to be one of the best activities to pursue even for fun. To me MUN has not only been a way of learning but also a way of connecting with people. During debate, it is very evident as to who shares your opinion and who doesn’t. This has in fact helped me connect with people a lot and a lot of my close friends I have met through MUN. It also teaches me how to think through different perspectives, because the allocation you get doesn’t always side with the same stance as you do. These lessons are what I feel that delegates should take away from MUN instead of just focusing on awards.

 

As your director, I will be favourably looking upon creative pieces of paperwork, fun and exciting communiques to enrich our crisis and how delegates manage to speak on their feet during crisis updates. Crisis is meant to throw a delegate off their balance, and check if they have what it takes to defend their stance while on the spot. I will also be favourably looking upon delegates who don’t refer to speeches or laptops while speaking but instead engage in discussions with the committee during their speech. I feel like this has a much better effect on how the delegates in the committee see you and it is evidence of knowing your information well.  Also, note that this is a crisis committee, and whatever updates are given then may lead countries to change their stance or foreign policy. 

 

On a more personal note, I have been playing piano for over 5 years and guitar for over 3 years, so I love to sing and play music with people. I also post videos of me making guitar covers on my Instagram.  I enjoy solving challenging maths problems and doing organic chemistry experiments. Although I don’t play competitively, basketball, squash and badminton are sports I love to play in my free time. I really enjoy reading as well and can speak for hours about why Harry Potter is the best series out there. 

 

If I would have to give the delegates (especially first timers or lesser experienced delegates) and advice, it would be to research not only about the country given to you but about your allies, opponents and be able to spit facts at your opponents to leave them stunned. Most of all, enjoy the MUN, learn from other delegates and learn something new from this conference. Please feel free to speak to me after committee for any questions or even in general so that we can get to know each other better.  I look forward to seeing all of you engage in constructive debate. 

Sincerely,

Aadit Shah (aadit.192001@bdsint-students.org)

Director of DISEC

BDMUN 2023

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