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The United Nations Security Council

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1. Reform of the Security Council:

Being the most powerful institution of the United Nations, this essential organ with the clear mandate of addressing threats to international peace and security is often criticised for having too little impact, for being undemocratic and not representative of the international community (only fifteen representatives may address any threat to international peace and security in a world of over one hundred and ninety states). Many other aspects can be discussed regarding this reform. That is why, on the basis of the many previous proposals of reform of the Security Council, it seems appropriate to discuss the terms on which this important institution should be reshaped.

If it is true that we have moved from a bipolar towards a multipolar world, through the hegemonic period of the United States of America, then the challenges ahead are exerting a great stress over the dated UN institutions. One example is the rise of new nuclear powers in our time, which are a clear threat to peace and security: nevertheless, the Security Council has demonstrated powerless, also due to the presence of the so called veto power. For this and many other reasons, this session of the United Nations Security Council shall try to regain international prestige and authority by a self-analysis of its functioning and real impact in today’s world.

chaired by
Ms. Anita Nappo
Mr. Fabrizio Longarzo

Available Positions

Member States of the 2013 UNISAMUN UNSC
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Brazil
China, People’s Republic*
France*
India
Luxembourg
Morocco
Pakistan
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation*
Rwanda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland*
United States of America*
Observers
Germany *

* For these positions, experience is preferred.