COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

In the Security Council (SC), a handful of countries are tasked with maintaining international peace and safety. The SC is able to make decisions more quickly than other committees, like the General Assembly for example, because of its smaller size. Additionally, the SC has five permanent members: Russia, China, The United States, The UK, and France. These nations have a unique Veto power which allows any one of them to singlehandedly reject any resolution.


2019-2020 TOPICS

  1. Cyber Warfare
  2. Security Council Reform
  3. Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

2019-2020 Security Council Topic Descriptions


 RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

Security Council Sample Country Research Paper

Security Council Country Matrix Cover Page

Security Council Country Matrix


OFFICER BIOS

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Hello delegates! My name is Alison Walsh and I am from the Montgomery Delegation. I am a junior and this will be my second year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

Security Council creates an atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to speak. It is able to provide diverse, though provoking discussion due to its small size. Most importantly, it provides an environment to make lasting friendships and find your family ( even if it sounds cheesy).

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

For new delegates, my advice is to not be afraid to try new things and put yourself out there! A lot of the time people are understandably afraid of “failure”, but if you try and succeed, you have reached your goal. If you don’t than you can learn something. We have all been afraid to try something, so just know that you are not alone in this!

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory was sitting with people from my committee during lunch. For the first day, I was too nervous to try to sit with people from outside my delegation, but on the second day I decided to sit with people from my committee. I got to really know them and I am still really close friends with these people today. It really showed me how MUN is so much more than just debating.

 

What other activities do you do?

Outside of MUN, I am a goalkeeper for my schools soccer team and my club team. I also raise money for scholarships for students in my area through a club at my school called Jumpstart, as well as being a Girl Scout. Alongside MUN, I participate in the NJ Youth and Government program, where I had the opportunity to attend the Conference on National Affairs.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

A fun fact about me is that I love to bake! My favorite foods are bread, chocolate chip cookies, and Chinese food. My favorite artists are Childish Gambino, Tyler, The Creator, and Brockhampton.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

If you have any questions for me or about MUN, don’t hesitate to reach out! I am so excited to meet all of you and I cannot wait to see you at conference!

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Hey everyone! My name is Sinjita Bhattacharya and I’m so incredibly humbled to serve as your Security Council B chair this year. I’m a senior from the Montgomery delegation, this will be my fourth and final year in MUN, and I’m so incredibly excited to meet all of you!

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

Security Council is unique in that it not only has institutions such as the veto powers and selective membership within the structure of the committee itself, but the debate is so incredibly high-level while discussing matters of international security. What keeps me coming back to this amazing committee is its ability to be impressive in the debate and quality, while still remaining a caring and loving environment for our Security Council family 🙂

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

My advice for new delegates is to take every chance to be uncomfortable. Looking back on your MUN experience, all you will wish for is more time to have done more, impacted more people, and undergo more growth. For me, and lots of you, that’s limited by a fear of being uncomfortable, but it’s pushing yourself to be social, speak for the first time, present a resolution, or run for officer that will make your experience memorable and not full of regret.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory would have to be from my sophomore year. I came into Security Council for the first time extremely intimidated, having been in SocHum the year before and only having spoken a few times during conference. When I walked into the room, I noticed that the college advisor was Anjali Ravichandran, a former SecGen who happened to be from my delegation, who I admired and viewed as a role model throughout my CE career, despite maybe having had one conversation with her prior. I pushed myself that first day to speak on everything I could, and during a break, Anjali came up to me to tell me how proud she was of how far I had come. She mentioned to me how she had seen me grow over the years, and what may have been a small moment for her to say that to me, completely changed my attitude, filling me with confidence and belief in my own abilities.

 

What other activities do you do?

I’m involved in my school’s Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz group, in addition to being a lawyer for the Mock Trial Team. I also do MUN’s sister program, YAG, and am really involved with my school’s UNICEF club. I’ve also been a Girl Scout since the 4th grade.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

I love listening to R&B music, singing, procrastinating my work on Netflix, and going for long drives with no destination in mind. The way to buy my friendship is through brownies.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m super excited for this upcoming year and I hope to see many of you in Security Council B!