The Disarmament and
Agenda: Addressing security concerns in the nation of Burundi.
The Disarmament and Security Committee is the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, the main deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ of the UN. 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. The DISEC supports the promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.
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Santosh graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program for Management and Technology majoring in Finance and Computer Science. He previously served as the head of the University of Pennsylvania's competitive Model UN team and as the President of the International Affairs Association at Penn (the umbrella organization for Model UN and International Affairs at the University). Outside of Model UN he is extremely interested in startups and is part of various organizations that fund and work with student startups. For him, OakMUN has always been about much more than Model United Nations. It’s where he had some of his best high school experiences made some of my closest friends. As a Director, he loves pushing his committee to explore the unimaginable and really push the boundaries of creativity within the bounds of reality. He ensures that his committees do not have a singular focus, but will instead require a multi-faceted and comprehensive response. He values creative consistency and rewards detail oriented delegates.
Devesh Thavalam, a resident of Hyderabad, is a debate and space enthusiast, who has interned with organizations like the ISRO And the MPBIFR. He is very passionate about music and singing. He is also a television series fanatic, who has taken a special liking towards Game of Thrones and Altered Carbon. A rather dynamic personality, Devesh is always ready to engage in a heated discussion about the latest conspiracies, no matter how absurd.
Rithesh Kayathi is a 12th grader currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Oakridge International School. Having attended his first MUN in 7th grade Rithesh has been passionate about conferences ever since, and is determined to make OakMUN 2018 the best one yet! Apart from MUNs, he not only enjoys playing basketball but also religiously watches the game, with his favorite team being the Los Angeles Lakers. He deems it a privilege to serve as the Rapporteur for the DISEC committee and is looking forward to three days of exciting debate and an unforgettable learning experience.