General Assembly First Committee (DISEC) Disarmament and International Security


Jacob Berman
United States

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Position Paper Jacob Berman General Assembly Disarmament and International Security Canada DIGIVATIONS XGENS, DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE

 Armed conflict creates an endless cycle of destruction and extreme poverty. Today, over 42% of impoverished people around the world are in that situation because of armed conflict and the illicit trade of conventional and small arms. Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological weapons have caused catastrophic consequences globally.  Throughout history, more than 300,000 people have been killed by these weapons of mass destruction. Most recently, it is known that Syria caused the death of more than 1,500 people due to chemical warfare.  In addition, the threat of nuclear warfare posed by North Korea and Iran, as well as mounting tensions between Pakistan and India must be effectively addressed to ensure a safer world. We, the delegates of the general assembly must find a way to end this pain and suffering worldwide. The delegation from Canada will put forth its best effort in working with other member states to develop highly successful resolutions to address these issues.

In April 2017, Canada acceded to sign the Arms Trade Treaty. The various political parties of Canada have been dedicated to drafting final amendments on the Canadian Bill C-47 which woul...