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.


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Ryan Karimi | Director
Ryan is currently a senior at St. George’s School, and is honoured to be directing this year’s UNSC. Since attending his first conference in grade 9, he has thoroughly enjoyed all MUN has to offer – from delegating to assuming a secretariat position, and even providing security detail for socials. Outside of MUN, Ryan can be found advocating for animal cruelty-free laboratories, closely observing wildlife, and scouting for bakeries. At this time, Ryan would like to apologize in advance for any jokes he makes this weekend (he swears he tries to be funny). He fully intends to work with his fantastic chair, Vivian, to ensure CAHSMUN is a memorable experience for all his delegates.

 

Vivian Qiang | Chair
Vivian has been a Model UN enthusiast ever since she represented Bulgaria in the European Union at VMUN 2015. She is currently a Grade 12 student at Richmond Christian Secondary and leads its MUN club. She enjoys binge-watching Netflix in her spare time, in addition to riding escalators. In fact, when not in committee, she will likely be found riding one of the Sheraton’s many escalators! She is also an avid dancer and has recently taken up long-distance running. Vivian is ecstatic to be chairing the Security Council at CAHSMUN 2017 and looks forward to a weekend of Ryan's cringe-worthy jokes and fascinating debate.