Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)
Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), is the First Assembly of the UN and is responsible for disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community. The First Assembly’s goal is to seek out solutions to the current global chemical weapon problem and to regulate the intervention of foreign countries regarding domestic affairs in the Middle East.
Abby Groetsch is a third year student in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in foreign affairs and French. She has been involved with VAMUN since her first year, chairing for both Crisis Committees and General Assemblies. Abby’s personal experience as a delegate includes her participation with her high school’s MUN, acting as Secretary General and attending conferences at William and Mary and Old Dominion University. She spent her last semester abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, and is excited to be back in Charlottesville this Fall. In her spare time, Abby volunteers with Madison House’s Adopt a Grandparent program, and with the Legal Aid and Justice Center. On the weekends though, you can find her in downtown Charlottesville, Shenandoah National park, or binge watching Seinfeld and Parks and Rec. She is really excited to get to know each of the delegates during VAMUN weekend and wishes everyone the best of luck with their position papers!