The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the primary peacekeeping organ of the United Nations. The UNSC works to diffuse acts of aggression and threats to the maintenance of peace both internationally and internationally; in the words of the UN Charter, the UNSC serves to “investigate any dispute, or any situation which might lead to international friction or give rise to a dispute, in order to determine whether the continuance of the dispute or situation is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security”

It is the only body of the UN with the power to pass legally binding resolutions. In other words, in the process of joining the United Nations, member states agree to carry out the resolutions passed by the UNSC. If a country fails to comply with a resolution, she is usually met with punitive measures. These measures include, in order of increasing severity, the investigation of the issue, the recommendation of procedures for peaceful resolutions, calling upon member states to enforce economic sanctions, calling upon member states to sever diplomatic relations, and as a last resort, the use of military force.

UNSC is an advanced committee, featuring fast-paced developments and a high level of debate. Thus, this committee is only open to the most experienced and competitive of delegates. Position papers are mandatory for this committee. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries and position papers for this committee can be emailed to unsc@cahsmun.org.



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Peter Zhang | Director

Peter is absolutely thrilled to be Director of the Security Council at CAHSMUN 2020. A junior at St. George’s School, he is three years into a wonderful MUN journey. Peter loves the dynamic world that is politics and international law, and this has attracted to him to both MUN and debate alike. When not immersing himself in those activities, he swims, scrolls through relatable content found on SAT, binging Netflix in true high school fashion, and curating the perfect collection of books he will likely never read. He looks forward to being able to meet everyone at CAHSMUN!

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Emily Qiang | Chair

Emily is currently completing her senior year at Richmond Christian secondary school. Ever since her first MUN conference in grade 9, Emily has been captivated by the environment fuelled by the enthusiasm from participants. With eagerness and positivity she is determined to ensure that all delegates within UNSC will have the opportunity to engage in diplomatic discussions about these contentious issues. Besides participating in Model United Nations, Emily enjoys spending her time napping in the comfort of her bed or filling in her bullet journal. She looks forward to meeting all delegates and encourages them to approach her at the conference if they have any concerns.