The United Nations Security Council is one of the principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping programs and international sanctions, and the authorization of military action.
The Security Council will be the smallest committee at ALMUN. It will be made up of the states currently represented in the UN Security Council, which are the five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and The United States; and ten non-permanent members.
The Security Council member nations will be assigned to schools that have registered by the priority deadline, December 1st.
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Each delegate must submit a position paper in order to be eligible for a committee award. Minimum 1 single-spaced typed page per topic (3 pages minimum for the 3 topics). The papers must be in Times New Roman, size 12 font, and delegates must cite sources.
Each position paper must include a brief background on the topic, the political position (on the issue) of the country that the delgate is representing, and any proposed solutions the country has to solve or alleviate the situation.
Tip: Even if you cannot directly find your country's position on a certain issue, you can infer one based on your government's past actions or positions on issues relating to the one at hand. Be resourceful with the internet - there's a lot out there that you can find if you look hard enough.
Click here for an example position paper.
Chair - Brandon Hooks
Brandon is a freshman from Montgomery, Alabama, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Spanish. He has participated in Model UN since high school and hopes to some day work for the actual United Nations in New York City. Brandon enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, breakdancing, and spending hours on end at Starbucks. He is looking forward to chairing Security Council at the ALMUN 2013 conference and cannot wait to see what delegates bring to the table.
Co-Chair - Katherine Kelley
Katherine Kelley is a junior from Madisonville, Kentucky, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Arabic Language and Culture. She is also the Vice President of Alabama International Relations Club and a member of several other organizations on campus. In her spare time she enjoys playing piano and correcting people's spelling of her last name. Katherine hopes that each and every one of you enjoys your time at ALMUN 2013.