Security Council (UNSC)

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.

Chairs

Žiga Golobič

Kaya van der Meulen

 A student of International Relations and a history enthusiast, Žiga Golobič has somehow managed to stumble into the world of Model UN and stay there in spite of any and all real responsibilities. His fascination with the world of geopolitics and securitization narratives, combined with his love of language and formality, means that he has found his home away from home in the arcane workings of the UN Security Council. Having dreamed of attending PragueMUN for a long time, he is extremely excited to make the absolute best of his time in the heart of European MUN. When not engaged in an argument (but sometimes even then), Žiga enjoys photography, baking, toying around with the latest gadgets and exploring the vast unknown reaches of new media.  Kaya van der Meulen is a Dutch-Polish Master student in the field of Conflict Studies finalising her thesis on EU energy security in the context of dependency on Russian oil and gas at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She endeavours upon a career in conflict resolution and works part time to help refugees build a new life in Dutch society. Her passion for international relations, diplomacy, foreign cultures and cuisines, travelling, and languages, has led Kaya to many countries over the years, but the MENA Region remains her home away from home. Believing in universal truths and a philosophy based on the dignity of the human person as solutions to violent conflicts and societal problems – a notion she hopes to share during IsarMUN – Kaya’s favourite quote is ‘’dum spiro, spero’’ (“as long as I breathe, I hope”) by the Roman philosopher Cicero. Enjoying the MUN scene for its resourceful, kind, and enthusiastic people, Kaya is excited about the conference and wishes everyone fruitful debates and a great time. It is through sharing knowledge, insights, and the analysis of different perspectives and dimensions of an issue, that compromise can be reached on the basis of mutual understanding and respect. This way, we can confront those problems within our human family standing between us and a peaceful world, together.

Topics

Topic A: Non-state military actors and the threat to global peace
Topic B: The situation in South Sudan

Study Guide

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UNSC-SG2017.pdf

 

Deadline to submit your position paper is 29th January 2017, 23:59 (Prague time).

Send your position papers to unsc17@praguemun.cz.

Position Paper Template available here.

Rules of Procedure available here.

Member States (15)

China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela