UNSC

United Nations Security Council

Committee Description

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the most influential international bodies to exist as it is the only binding organ of the United Nations. The UNSC consists of fifteen members in total, five of which are permanent members: the United States of America, United Kingdom, France, the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation. The ten remaining non-permanent members each serve two-year terms in the council. Once their term comes to an end elections are held in the United Nations general assembly to determine the newest members of the UNSC. Permanent five members, commonly referred to as the P5, possess the veto power which grants them the right to strike out any clause that goes against their policy. Unlike other committees of the United Nations, the UNSC follows an ad-hoc debate structure allowing them to debate clauses instead of resolutions as a whole.

Due to the highly fragile nature of in-state conflicts in Latin America and the Caribbeans, the UNSC has been highly involved in working towards the stabilization of the region. The political advisory of the Security Council in peace-threatening situations has successfully prevented the escalation of major conflicts under many different circumstances. The ability of the UNSC to mobilize at a moment's notice and to take decisive, binding action towards resolving various types of disputes makes the council not only a highly regarded body of the UN in Latin America and the Caribbeans but also an irreplaceable asset to the international community as a whole.

Agenda

The situation in Venezuela

The situation in Haiti

Taking measures against maritime narcotics trafficking

Chair Reports

Report 1 by Ata Güvendi
The Situation in Venezuela
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Report 2 by Elif İpek Eryılmaz
The Situation in Haiti
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Report 3 by Ayşe Yalçın
Taking Measures Against Maritime Narcotics Trafficking
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