About the Committee:
The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. DISEC’s primary goal is to establish “general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security.” At H-MUN IV, delegates will need to collaborate on and debate solutions to resolve one of the world's more prominent political conflicts. At the expiration of a 99-year long contract in 1997, Hong Kong returned to China after leaving British rule. The citizens of Hong Kong, longing to maintain their own cultural and political identity, have endured increasingly restrictive conditions. Delegates should anticipate discussing the political campaigning, lobbying, and humanitarian aid that is needed, as well as the unique political environment at hand. Delegates must draft and pass a resolution to protect the citizens of Hong Kong, while allowing China to maintain their own national sovereignty.