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.


2018-2019 TOPICS

  1. Environmental Effects of Chemical and Biological Weapons
  2. Land Claim Disputes
  3. Genocide Prevention

2018-2019 Security Council Topic Descriptions


 RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

Security Council Sample Country Research Paper

Security Council Country Matrix Cover Page

Security Council Country Matrix Land Dispute

Security Council Country Matrix Genocide Prevention

Security Council Country Matrix Environmental Effects of Biological and Chemical Weapons

 


OFFICER BIOS

Annalyn St. Ledger

Hello!! I’m Annalyn St. Ledger, I’m from Montgomery delegation, and I am a senior now! This will be my fourth year in MUN, and I can’t wait to spend it in Security Council A.

Of course, the thing that sets Security Council apart from other committees are the veto powers. Since its inception, Security Council has had five permanent members, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and China. These countries have the ability to veto any resolution brought to the table, and therefore introduce an entirely new part of debate completely unique to Security Council.

My favorite MUN memory was chairing last year, and being able to help out all the delegates in my committee face to face.

And to all first years, I hope you can find it in you to participate in any way that you think is best. Just remember, no one at conference wants you to fail! Everyone around you, including your chairs, just want you to succeed and are resources to help you do that!

Some fun facts about me are that my favorite color is yellow and my favorite book is A Wrinkle in Time.

I can’t wait to see everyone at conference, whether you’re in Security Council or not. Get ready for Hershey Lodge!!

Sinjita Bhattacharya

Hey y’all! My name is Sinjita Bhattacharya and I’m a junior. I’m from the Montgomery delegation and this will be my third year in MUN.

Something unique to the Security Council is its ability to foster high quality debate in a small group setting while still maintaining this incredible supportive and loving nature. This makes our committee so interesting because while most committees may have high quality debate, or be smaller groups, or have supportive environments, Security Council is the only one to do all three.

My favorite MUN memory would have to be the first day of conference when I walked into SC. I had spent the whole morning stressing and imagining how intimidating committee would be and I was absolutely terrified to be in a committee of people who I knew were going to be the best of the best when it came to debate. However, as soon as I walked in and started talking to the people sitting next to me, I started to realize how ridiculous this belief was. I told myself, of course, these delegates were some of the best I’ve ever heard debate, but I was I going to do just as well! Not only that, but the people I had talked to had been some of the nicest people I had ever met, and it made me instantly comfortable and confident that I would be able to thrive in my committee.

Do everything you’re afraid of doing. I remember my first year, I was so nervous that I maybe spoke a total of 3 times the whole conference. But while that anxiety left me once I left Hershey, the regret that I carried as a result of not putting myself out there haunted me for a year. So just do it! Raise your placard and speak, start talking to the people next to you, try and write a resolution! I promise it will be so incredibly rewarding to know that even if it wasn’t your best, you did everything and left without feeling like you “should have” put yourself in more situations that made you scared.

Outside of the Civic Engagement programs, I’m a lawyer for my school’s Mock Trial team, which is definitely one of my favorite things I do. Additionally, I love singing and am a part of my school’s auditioned Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz ensemble. In my spare time, I love volunteering, listening to music (Rex Orange County, Daniel Caesar, and Cuco are my top three favorites), and binge watching Netflix rom-coms.

I’m so incredibly excited for this upcoming year and I can’t wait to see you all at conference!