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United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), is one of the main committees of the UN. Composed of 5 permanent members and 15 non-permanent members, the UNSC is responsible for handling security related issues and ensuring international peace. The UNSC has permission to enforce policies amongst UN members and has authority to change policies in the UN charter. The UNSC is also responsible for permitting new members into the general assemblies.
Topic 1: Addressing the Issue of Bioweapons
The use of bioweapons dates back to the year 1347; at the time the Mongolians used infected bodies to ward off their enemies. Since then, bioweapons have advanced as the fields of chemistry and biology grew. From the discovery of new elements to the ability to modify bacteria, bioweapons have become more deadly. In the 1900s, Anthrax was used as a means to shorten livestock in an attempt to slow down soldiers. Due to this, scientists predict that current bioweapons have the ability to have longer infection rates which calls for nations to invest in decontamination efforts. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the possible virality of diseases, delegates will need to review how the international community can prevent diseases from being weaponized.
Topic 2: Management of Resurgent Terrorist Threats
Since the departure of US military troops, the Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan by storm. With politicians and civilians alike attempting to flee from the country, this event serves as a victory for the terrorist group. Although only one terrorist group was responsible for such a catastrophe, it has served as inspiration for others who aim to achieve similar goals. Since the take over by the Taliban, intelligence agencies have gathered information that other terrorist groups aim to achieve a similar goal. As a looming security threat, delegates in the UNSC are required to review past resolutions that have addressed terrorism, and how they may be adapted to combat the ever-changing nature of terrorist threats.
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