United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
The UNSC is an integral part of the United Nations and it is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. The UNSC has the power to utilize peacekeeping troops and authorize military action. The UNSC had its first session on the 17th of January 1946; since then it has met in different nations’ cities and its home is in the UN headquarters in New York.
The UNSC has a permanent set of members with veto powers and a set of 10 other nations that change every 2 years who have a regular vote. The Permanent 5 (P5) nations with the veto powers are France, China, the United Kingdom, the United States and Russia.
The UNSC is an advanced committee — topics require a large breadth of knowledge and a passion for debate. The experience is intense and heated, and is advised for delegates ready to take on a challenge.
NGOs for the UNSC are as follows:
1) Refugees International/Mali(Observer Nation)
2) Care International/International Crisis Group
Topic 1: Reevaluating R2P
Topic 2: The Situation in Mali
NGOs can be viewed on the Country Matrix(more information on NGOs can be found here).
United Nations Security Council Background Guide
Asian by race, Canadian by heritage, and a cosmopolitan by choice, Hwan grew up in Asia and on the West Coast before moving to Toronto for university. Currently studying as a first-year student at the Schulich School of Business, he is planing on majoring in finance and accounting. For now, Hwan aspires to work in the vaunted halls of international financiers in London following graduation, but he hopes to eventually pursue his interest in international policy-making. Always the thrill-seeker and never the one to settle for less, he is constantly looking forward to the next adventure and wherever in this world that may take him to.
Peishan Huang is grade 11 student at Fraser Heights Secondary. She attended her first MUN conference in grade 9, and has been in love with Model United Nations ever since. She is very pleased to be directing at CAIMUN this year. Her hobbies outside of MUN include writing, reading, debate, feminism, volunteering, philosophy, and politics.
Jake is currently a grade nine student at St. George’s School. He has been involved in Model UN since grade six, and has attended seven Model UN’s. He recently began the transformation from delegate to staff and is delighted to serve as the Rapporteur of UNSC at CAIMUN 2013. When not religiously preparing for a conference he can be found acting like a thespian, encouraging rowers as a coxswain, practicing his clarinet (occasionally), and finding ways to rationalize his procrastination. He also enjoys listening to the national anthem of the USSR, performed, of course, by the Red Army Choir. Jake looks forward to another fun conference full of debating, arguing, and, hopefully, agreeing.