The United Nations Security Council (SC) is one of the six main bodies of the UN, responsible for maintaining international peace and security established on January 17, 1946. The Security Council consists of 15 members, five permanent, which have the veto power, and ten non-permanent that are elected by the General Assembly for two years. The Council has the power to make decisions that are binding for all UN members and it has the ability to use force to maintain or restore peace and security. The four of the main purposes of the Security Council are as follows:
– to maintain international peace and security;
– to develop friendly relations among nations;
– to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights;
– and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
The Model SC traditionally deals with crisis agenda revealed before the first session of the Council.
Only university students who have participated in at least 3 MUNs can become SC delegates!
I feel privileged and honored to welcome you to C-MIMUN 2024 Security Council!
Our committee as a principal decision-making organ of the United Nations has always been a platform for heated debates and fierce disputes, yet its intensity continually fueled diplomatic artistry and helped generate most fascinating, prolific solutions for the troublesome international issues. Nowadays the architecture of international security is being transformed, new actors emerge and shape the world we live in, producing competition and conflict in the process. In such a time of great transformation and uncertainty, the world is in need of new ideas, that would spearhead us through current and potential crises, lead the people to a world more peaceful, balanced, just and secure. It awaits these solutions from the UN SC, and we can surely provide them. Yet to come up with such solutions, courage is required. Courage to look past the differences and avoid being blinded by prejudices, courage to stand up for those who need it, courage to look for common points and engage in comprehensive dialogue to base true peace on it.
So be courageous, daring, and adventurous. Do not balk before the problems, face them guns blazing. Devise new ideas, concepts, and approaches, do not hesitate to dispatch all your creativity, and express yourself.
And while this might sound challenging, let me assure you that C-MIMUN does not encumber the delegates solely with difficult assignments and responsibilities, but gives opportunities for personal development, meeting new people, and just simply having fun in the most captivating way possible.
On my part as a President of the Security Council, I will do my very best to provide you with any assistance necessary and ensure you have a pleasant time at C-MIMUN 2024.
Looking forward to seeing you at the debates!
President of the Security Council
Dear esteemed delegates,
My name is Panita, I am a 4th year student of the MGIMO university Faculty of International Relations from Laos. As your Vice President, it is an absolute honor and delight to serve you on this remarkable occasion.
As you already know, our world is facing numerous predicaments, and as representatives of diverse nations, we must strive to devise solutions that foster harmony and security amongst all countries. With each of your unique backgrounds and experiences, there is not a shadow of doubt that we shall advance our objectives.
I cannot wait to engage with each and every one of you in thought-provoking and meaningful discussions. Your brilliant and constructive ideas will be heard, and I shall lend an ear to your apprehensions and concerns. Let us embrace our diversity and collaborate in a mutually respectful and cooperative manner. I firmly believe that our collaborative endeavors will engender a constructive and affirmative impact on our world and make it a better place for all!
Vice President of the Security Council 2024
It is my honour and pleasure to welcome you at C-MIMUN 2024!
As is tradition, the Security Council is one of the most challenging but also engaging committees of the Model to be a part of. Not only does it deal with crisis agenda, but the decisions you make as delegates also bear a special kind of significance due to the very nature of the Council and its resolutions. As your Expert, I am excited to aid you in this collaborative, demanding, and, ultimately, exciting process!
However, what makes the Model in general and the Security Council in particular great is that at their core they are all about the connections we make and the community we foster – so don’t miss out on the chance to join C-MIMUN.
Expert of the Security Council
Writing an essay
To become a Churkin Moscow International Model UN delegate one should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Committee’s agenda, as well as a high degree of elaboration of the supplementary materials submitted for study. Writing an essay is the first step in the selection process and plays a key role in the formation of the Committee.
Recommendations for writing an essay
Submitting your application for the position in the Security Council encompasses writing an essay on one of the following topics:
Countries never elected members of the Security Council (choose any country which has never been elected as a member of the SC since 1946 and enlist at least 3 ways in which its election can contribute to the effectiveness of the SC);
Current peacekeeping operations (choose any peacekeeping operation currently led by the UN and establish a list of concrete actions yet to be undertaken, including the forecast on the extent to which the operation will be a success)
While writing your essay, please do follow the guidelines:
— Write from your individual perspective as you are not yet given the certain country to represent;
— Follow the simple structure of introduction-main body-conclusion;
— Respect the word limit 300-500;
— Use formal style only and appeal to credible sources (such as the UN documents);
— Essays should be coherent and concise: do not digress from the topic;
— The essay should be an original work, therefore, plagiarism (more than 20%) is unacceptable;
Volume: 300-500 words.
Originality: at least 80%
Structured and logical presentation of thought.
Use of official sources.
Provision of reference sources.
Introduction. The introduction should provide general information on the agenda and consider its relevance.
Main part. The main part should reflect your understanding of the subpoena, your ability to highlight key statements and identify cause and effect relationships.
Conclusion. The final part is a conclusion and may contain your opinion on the issue at hand and ideas for solving the international problem.
Writing a position statement
A position statement is a formal expression of a particular state’s view on a particular international issue within a meeting of the United Nations system. The position statement reflects the state’s opinion and interests in the international arena and its strategic approach to addressing global challenges.
Recommendations for preparing a position statement
Familiarise yourself with the relevance of the agenda in the state you represent. To do this, look at the websites of agencies, non-profit organisations working on the issue. Review scholarly articles on the relevance of the agenda in the country or region. In addition, relevant information may be reflected in media publications. However, the state’s position must be based on credible sources.
Consider the state’s position through speeches at United Nations meetings. Verbatim records of meetings provide valuable information regarding the state’s perspective on international issues.
Examine the state’s contribution to the problem. To do this, consider the country’s status in international agreements as well as accountability for treaty compliance.
Provide some bullet points on the relevance of the problem to the state, the country’s key activities in addressing the global problem, and the major challenges in achieving the goals and solutions.
Systematise the theses and present them logically in a coherent speech format. Make sure that the speech is in business style and does not contain aggressive or provoking statements.
The speech should be designed to take between 2 and 5 minutes.
Originality: at least 80%
Structured and logical presentation.
Use of official sources.
The position statement is formatted in a document and sent to an expert via the Committee’s mail for verification.