united nations security council

Topic: The Central African Republic Civil War

Established in 1945, the United Nations Security Council serves as the sole principal organ capable of enforcing military measures in the United Nations. With duties to achieve global security and maintain stability, the committee’s realpolitik stance as a permanent forum for negotiations allows efficient collaboration to achieve consensus within the international community. As the only UN body capable of passing legally binding resolutions, all members of the United Nations are obligated to follow and execute all Security Council decisions under the UN Charter. There are five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Having contributed significantly towards the establishment of the United Nations, these countries’ pivotal roles in the maintenance of international security have granted them the “right to veto”.

Since its first meeting on January 17th, 1946 in London, the Security Council works to resolve aggression through peaceful means by drafting pacific agreements, undertaking investigations, or appointing special convoys. The council may proceed to end escalating conflicts with ceasefire directives and military observers to reduce tension. If all above actions fail to restore peace, the UNSC may collectively opt for travel bans, economic sanctions, blockades, embargoes, or military action as a last resort.

To qualify for awards, delegates must email their respective position papers to unsc@surreymun.org before 11:59 PM on March 13th.

Irene Zhang

Irene is currently a senior at Fraser Heights Secondary and is excited to serve as the Director for the UNSC at SurreyMUN 2019. Drawn into Model UN by its diplomatic nature, intense debate, and fascinating topics, this will be her fifth year participating in Model UN. Throughout the course of her five years, attending conferences has helped her create new connections and build critical skills, and she hopes that SurreyMUN will do the same for all delegates! In her spare time, Irene enjoys drawing at ungodly hours, practicing Taekwondo, and going for a quick jog. She looks forward to a memorable conference and meeting all the delegates of the UNSC!

Christy-Anna Chung

Christy-Anna Chung is a senior at Little Flower Academy and ecstatic to be serving as the chair for UNSC at this iteration of SurreyMUN. She is indubitably thankful for the opportunities and growth that Model UN has facilitated. She has gained knowledge on global issues, confidence in public speaking and life-long friendships, and hopes she can help all delegates to do the same through this conference. Outside of Model UN, Christy-Anna is passionate about dancing, painting, snowboarding, and volunteering. She hopes that everyone has a truly wonderful experience at SurreyMUN 2019 that allows them to flourish in both big and small ways.

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