Disarmament and International Security Committee


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Delegation from Represented by Bangladesh Dawson College Position Paper for DISEC I. Violent Non-state Actors The People’s Republic of Bangladesh recognizes the importance of addressing the issue of violent non-state actors, which put civilians’ lives at risk. Bangladesh faces serious threats from numerous violent non-state actors, including domestic and transnational VNSA (Violent non-state actors). The main groups that pose a threat to Bangladesh’s national security are Jadid Al-Qa`idah Bangladesh (JAQB), Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (they are attempting to enroll Bangladeshis), Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), and several more. Furthermore, Indian extremist separatist groups along with Burmese extremist separatist groups are allegedly operating within the country. Bangladesh has been actively involved in fighting terrorism. In fact, the country has implemented legislations regarding terrorism and the financing of terrorism. The government passed an Anti-Terrorism Act allowing in 2009. The Act, aiming a...