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.


BACKGROUNDERS will be available soon


Katherine Zheng

Katherine Zheng | Director

Katherine is a senior at Crofton House School, and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the director of the UNSC at CAHSMUN 2019! Katherine has had the amazing opportunity to participate in MUN since Grade 8, and through MUN, Katherine has found a passion for public speaking and international relations. She has also met many incredible individuals and has formed unbreakable friendships. Outside of school, MUN, and competitive debate, Katherine loves travelling, eating, watching Netflix, and spending time with her friends. She cannot wait to meet everyone and looks forward to what CAHSMUN will bring!

Cathy Hu

Cathy Hu | Chair

Cathy is a Grade 11 student at Fraser Heights Secondary School and is ecstatic to serve as the chair of UNSC at CAHSMUN 2019. After her reluctant entrance into the world of MUN in late Grade 8, Cathy's passion for diplomacy has been kindled by the innumerable conferences she has participated in. In her spare time - which is minimal due to her constant struggle in understanding the world of math - Cathy can be found travelling, eating, watching every Netflix and anime show, or indulging in poetry. Cathy is looking forward to meeting everyone and creating an unforgettable weekend together. Best of luck to all delegates!