United Nations Security Council
As the single most powerful UN entity, the Security Council is responsible for addressing all issues threatening international peace and security. The Security Council must work to create effective resolutions with clear and powerful language that will have tangible results in the real world. In facing this immense responsibility, the committee will utilize several tools of diplomacy usually unavailable to any other agency. The veto power of the Permanent Five (P5) members gives the UNSC a uniquely intense flair that is unlike any other committee.
The Security Council’s position of premier importance on the world stage will be reflected in its rendition at VMUN 2017. This committee has been specifically designed for the most experienced delegates. As such, position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 11:59 pm.
The Korean peninsula remains to be a ticking time bomb. As a strategic region for both the capitalist and communist superpowers during the Cold War, the peninsula has hosted the colliding political interests of the world, which eventually engulfed it in a proxy war known as the Korean War. Since then, Korea has suffered from more than half a century of tension and uncertainty, while its leaders are still unable to reunite the nation that was divided by outsiders. Before separated families become completely estranged and the pain of the division is forgotten, the Security Council must work towards a Korean reunification.
Often referred to as the North Korea of Africa, Eritrea is an unfamiliar country to many. The country has gained independence and international recognition just twenty-five years ago. However, it has many hurdles to go over – and high ones too. Its leader Isaias Afwerki hasn’t delivered on his promise to bring democratic reform to the country, the nation’s conscription program resembles a state-sponsored slave labor scheme, and the country continues to quarrel with its neighbors over land. Thousands flee from the country every month, but perhaps the most inexplicable piece of the puzzle is that those who remain seem to be incredibly nationalistic.
Andrew Yun | Director
Andrew is currently a junior at Port Moody Secondary School. Since stumbling upon a Model United Nations conference in grade 7, Andrew has been unable to stop. Having delegated and staffed at countless conferences – big and small – in the lower mainland, he can confidently say that VMUN is one of his absolute favorites. For him, the best part about MUN is the wonderfully talented people he gets to interact with and learn from at each and every conference. Outside of MUN, Andrew loves participating in debate, fencing and youth–led business ventures. Andrew is excited to direct the Security Council and looking forward to seeing all the delegates in January. Stick around to hear his Director’s speech at the closing ceremonies because he never fails to make them unforgettable!
Crystal Ma | Chair
Crystal is currently a senior attending Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. When she is not designing the 78th iteration of the PACMUN logo, Crystal is either captaining for the Interlake Girls Swim Team, inhaling goldfish crackers, or filling out the same field trip form for the umteenth time, inundated by her school’s egregious bureaucratic red tape. She is thrilled to be staffing at VMUN 2017, where she can craft invigorating debate and fuel her own intrepid passion for international development. Crystal cannot wait to watch the assiduous efforts of delegates payoff during a weekend of engrossing debate, collaboration, and diplomacy.
Rohet Bains | Assistant Director
Rohet is a Grade 11 student attending West Point Grey Academy. He has been involved in Model United Nations for five years and this will be his fourth VMUN and first as a staff member. He has a deep passion for specialized committees and will be involved in UNSC for VYMUN 2017. He plays a plethora of sports including Soccer, Basketball and Golf. He enjoys spending time outdoors doing activities with his family and friends. He has developed a passion for debate alongside of Model United Nations. He is thrilled to serve as the Assistant Director for UNSC and hopes to make VMUN 2017 a memorable conference for all.
You can contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.