Founded in 1946, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organ of the United Nations responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security. As arguably the most publicized and most powerful UN body, the UNSC is made up of 15 member states—five permanent, and ten elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly. The permanent members, known as the P5, are the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom. Each of the P5 possesses the power to veto substantive UNSC resolutions.
The UNSC is unique in the UN as it is the only body with the power to make decisions that other members are obligated to follow. Under the UN Charter, all member states agree to accept and carry out decisions made by the UNSC. In situations where conflict cannot be ended by peaceful negotiations, the UNSC may choose a variety of courses of action, such as dispatching peacekeepers, enforcing economic sanctions, severing diplomatic relations, or even pursuing collective military action.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is an advanced committee designed for delegates with extensive experience and debate knowledge.
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Currently embarking on her senior year at Little Flower Academy, Cassidy is honoured to serve as the Director of the United Nations Security Council. Ever since starting Model UN two years ago, she has developed a passion for global diplomacy, public policy, and international relations. Not only limited to Vancouver, Cassidy has also delegated at conferences in Honolulu and Madrid. Outside of Model UN, she enjoys capturing photos during portrait shoots, discovering Vancouver’s newest brunch restaurants, and catching the latest sunset. As CAIMUN will mark the end of Cassidy’s high school Model UN career, she eagerly awaits this year’s iteration of CAIMUN and looks forward to meeting all delegates for a weekend of pragmatic and progressive debate this coming May.
Brendon is currently a Grade 12 student at Fraser Heights Secondary School and is ecstatic to serve as a Chair of UNSC at CAIMUN 2020. Since attending his first MUN conference in Grade 8, where he only raised his placard once, Brendon has developed an interest in the debate and diplomacy that Model UN entails. Many years later, Brendon has raised his placard a little more at several MUN conferences and progressed to become a staff member. Outside of MUN, Brendon can be found watching Youtube videos for an ungodly amount of hours, procrastinating on assignments that he should have completed long ago, working out, and hanging out with friends. Brendon looks forward to witnessing a weekend of lively debate and fruitful discussions. Brendon wishes all delegates the best of luck at CAIMUN 2020.