The First Committee 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.

The First Committee sessions are structured into three distinctive stages:

  1. General debate
  2. Thematic discussions
  3. Action on drafts

It is the only Main Committee of the General Assembly entitled to verbatim records coverage pursuant to Rule 58 (a) of the rules of procedure of the General Assembly.


Establishing a Weapon Free Zone in the Middle East

The Chairpersons

DISEC - Vlad Pangratie

Vlad Pangratie

Hello everyone my name is Vlad but people usually call me Pangratie. If I had one word to describe myself it would be  “chill”. I am one of the friendliest persons you’ll ever meet and I’m more than happy to be chairing the DISEC committee alongside Matei, whom I’ve known for a while. I’m a 12th grader at Vianu and I’m interested in geopolitics, economy and I even like French. LazărMUN was my first MUN experience as a delegate and now LazărMUN  is going to be my first chairing experience.  My zodiacal sign is either gemeni or cancer depending on the calendar and my favourite music genres are DnB and Dubstep.  If you like a fun committee, making new friends, creating long-lasting memories and last, but not least, a great academic experience, then we’ll meet in a few months.


DISEC - Matei Constantinescu

Matei Constantinescu

Hi everyone, my name is Matei and I am an 11th grader at „Iulia Hașdeu” National College. I am grateful and excited to be a part of this year`s edition of LazărMUN as a chairperson of the DISEC committee. This will be my second chairing experience. Besides MUNs, I am most passionate about snowboarding, climbing and music. I would say I have a varied taste in music but some current favorites are King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizzard and Mastodon.  With this being said, I can’t wait to meet you all in February.

Country Matrix

  • Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Republic of Costa Rica
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Republic of France
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Republic of India
  • Republic of Iraq
  • State of Israel
  • Republic of Kazakhstan
  • State of Libya
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • State of Palestine (observer)
  • Russian Federation
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kingdom of Sweden
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Republic of Tunisia
  • Republic of Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Republic of Yemen