Topic A: Cyber Warfare

Cyber warfare can be defined as the act of one or more parties purposely infiltrating information networks of another party with the intention of either stealing or tampering information. In the past 50 years, information networks have become so vital to the operations of nations that any hack would be a huge concern for national security. As a result, cyberspace is now widely recognized by the military as the fifth operational domain besides land, sea, air, and space. It has become necessary for nations to develop their cyber defence capabilities while keeping in mind some of the difference that come with cyber warfare as opposed to traditional warfare. The international community must work to put regulations in place while keeping in mind the different types of cyber warfare, the presence of non-state actors in attacks, and various human rights such as the protection of privacy .

Topic B: Drug Trafficking and the Small Arms Trade

The drug trade is generally considered to be the most lucrative of illegal economies, generating billions of dollars every year. Usually the main actors involved in the drug trade tend to be drug trafficking organizations, terrorists, mafias, and corrupt government officials. Oftentimes during these trade interactions weapons are traded between the different parties present. The funds gathered from the distribution of drugs and the acquisition of weapon by these different parties could pose serious threats to national security such as attacks on civilians and the possibility of a rebellion. Viewing both drug trafficking and the small arms trade in tandem is crucial when discussing how to eliminate the circulation of these illegal weapons.

 

Letter from the Chair

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Dear Delegates,

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to ILMUNC India! My name is Mayha Shah and I am thrilled to be your Chair for DISEC. The secretariat and staff have been working hard to make this conference an amazing experience. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and making this weekend filled with stimulating debate, fast-paced crises, and lifelong memories.

A little bit about me: I am from the oh-so exotic suburbs of central New Jersey and exactly an hour long train ride from both NYC and Philly. I competed as a Model UN and Model Congress delegate all four years of high school and continued my passion for Model UN by joining the International Affairs Association (ILMUNC India’s umbrella organization). Within the IAA, I am a member of the Secretary Board, where I serve as a member of the Public Relations team. Currently I am a senior studying Networked and Social Systems Engineering. During the rare hours when I’m not trapped in the hallowed halls of Penn Engineering, one can find me breaking into dance moves no matter where I am, searching for Philly’s best restaurants, binge watching various shows on Netflix, and taking random classes at the gym.

Over the past few months, our team has been working incredibly hard to make your committee experience unforgettable. We are super excited to see this committee come to life this weekend! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at disec@ilmunc-india.com. Let the countdown to ILMUNC India commence!

Sincerely,

Mayha Shah

Chairperson

Disarmament and International Security Committee