Under the UN Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.
Agenda: North Korean nuclear program
Conditions of participation: University student; experience of at least 3 MUNs
President: Jonathan Scolare
Vice-President: Alina Kharchevnikova (MGIMO, 3rd year, International relations)
Expert: Olga Korolko
Distinguished Delegates of the Security Council,
No technology, no weapon, no thing has the destructive capability as that of nuclear weapons. They have the power to wipe out entire cities, entire countries, and entire civilizations. When placed into the wrong hands, hands controlled by malicious, illogical minds, nuclear weapons can grip the whole world in fear over what such people might do. Out of this fear, dangerous, irredeemable acts will be made. It is this Council's job to ensure that the rule of law, not the rule of fear, be the guide for decision making.
The United Nations has authorized military action against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea before. However, this was before that country or its close (and only) ally, the People's Republic of China, developed nuclear weapons. Repeating such a move is now out of the question. A mountain of sanctions have been placed on North Korea by the international community in response to the country's nuclear program, but it has not stopped Kim Jong Un or his followers to develop and successfully test weapons of mass destruction.
Distinguished delegates, it is your job to develop a unified, earth-moving plan to end this tense situation. Indeed, successfully ending and eliminating North Korea's nuclear program could very well be the greatest victory the United Nations may ever achieve. Our security, our fates, lie just as much in the hands of our neighbors as they do in ours.
Peace to You All (even though the world is mad),
Security Council President
It is my pleasure to welcome you on Churkin Moscow International Model United Nations 2017!
Model United Nations is a universal platform where everything can happen. It is a place where you can literally change the world. I hope that you, the person who is reading this, do believe that we have things to change in our lives and attitudes. We operate in a fluid global environment and we need you, a know-it-all-and-ready-to-act person, a dreamer that no one can stop.
This year’s Security Council agenda is focused on North Korea nuclear programme. Non-proliferation is the key to world’s sustainability. This sphere of international relations is known to be of crucial importance as there shall be no winners in the nuclear war, once it starts. The discussion is to be held not only for the sake of saving innocent people but most importantly for the salvation of the human race itself. Thus, in order to maintain international peace and security, there should be no secrets among the states about the nuclear programme. Unfortunately, this is not what we have in our reality. Being able to try to untangle the most complicated intertwining of ideas and to reach an agreement no one has embraced before, we shall work together leaping out of the confines of routine diplomacy. Thus, we may succeed and I hope you agree.
We live in the world full of flaws. Some of them, such as wars, are our mistakes. Feeling the responsibility, we stand together in the framework of the UN and try to change the world for the better for more than 70 years. Model United Nations is not the UN itself. It is better as you, future delegate, know for sure what needs improvement and can make your contribution.
We are waiting for you.
It is my honour and privilege to welcome you to the Churkin Moscow International Model United Nations 2017 on behalf of the Expert of the Security Council!
Since the Security Council takes main responsibility for maintaining international peace and security we now face the task of crucial importance. Nuclear weapons are considered to be the most dangerous weapons on earth. The United Nations has strived to eliminate such weapons ever since its establishment. Nowadays nuclear power remains to be one of the most disputable elements of modern diplomacy. During our sessions we will address the complex issue of North Korean nuclear program.
Honourable delegates, we should bear in mind that it is a great responsibility to represent a member of the Security Council. We are here to work out a comprehensive plan of actions in order to find a solution to the problem.
I look forward to fruitful and constructive debates, expect your great involvement into consideration of such a vital but also an extremely challenging question!
Expert of the Security Council,