The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the supreme body of the United Nations as it relates to the undertaking of military or armed endeavours. The UNSC’s primary mandate is, according to the UN charter, to maintain international peace and security. It is a unique body within the UN in that it is the only committee allowed to issue condemnations, pass legally binding resolutions, and authorize the legal use of military force. As a result, the UNSC has the capacity to resolve urgent international conflicts that many other international organizations are simply unable to address.
The United Nations Security Council is made up of 15 member states. Among them, 10 non-permanent member states are elected for two-year terms by the United Nations General Assembly. The remaining 5 member states — the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia — are permanent members, and each has the power to veto any UNSC resolution.
Position papers are highly encouraged for all Delegates in this committee, especially for anyone wishing to be considered for an award.
Any questions, concerns or position papers can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position papers are due on Saturday, November 2 at 11:59 p.m. unless an extension is granted by the committee staff.
Topic: The Boko Haram Situation