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 intranationally; 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 to a resolution, she is usually met with punitive measures. These measure 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 SHORTLY!


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Eric Zhang | Director
Eric is a senior attending St. George's School and is saddened by the fact that CAHSMUN 2018 will be his last CAHSMUN. After beginning his MUN journey in grade 7, he fell in love with how professional, yet fun, MUN is. In his free time, you can find Eric playing basketball, chasing curved pieces of plastic, watching moving pictures, investing in bitcoin, making "fantastic" puns, and creating the most horrendous grammar mistakes. Eric is looking forward to staffing at CAHSMUN 2018 and hopes to make it an unforgettable experience for everybody. If you ever see him out of committee session, feel free to say hi to him, or to yell his name and then proceed to dab.

 

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Katherine Zheng | Chair
As a Grade 11 student at Crofton House School, Katherine has had the fantastic opportunity to participate in several MUN conferences since Grade 8. Through all of these conferences, Katherine has found a passion for public speaking and international relations. She has also met many amazing people and cherishes the memories she has made with them. Outside of school and MUN, Katherine loves travelling, eating, watching Netflix, and spending time with her friends. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the Chair of UNSC, and she hopes that she can help delegates have an enjoyable experience at CAHSMUN this year!