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 most prestigious body at VMUN 2019, this committee is specifically designed for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory, and must be submitted by Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide

Topic A: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Myanmar (Click to show summary)

Topic B: The Crisis in Yemen (Click to show summary)

Phillip Xia | Director

Phillip is a senior at St. George’s School and has been involved with Model UN for the past six years. With the experience of living in four countries, Phillip has a diverse background and fond recollections of his travels. Outside of the conference room, he can be found reading international relations journals, binge watching K-dramas and engaging in debates with his peers. Phillip is looking forward to sharing his perspective and expertise on both topics through VMUN 2019.

Helen Huang | Chair

As a senior at MEI Secondary School, Helen Huang first entered the world of Model United Nations and debate with an underestimated viewpoint on the prospect of public speaking. After 2 avid years of MUN, Helen has never once underestimated her love for politics and is honoured to serve as the Chair for UNSC. Apart from MUN, Helen works as a Debate Intern at BC Forensic League, a non-profit organization which has captivated her love for American-style debate and public speaking. If she’s not in a blazer, you’d find her trying to teach herself how to play the ukulele or hopelessly trying to fit the Asian standard of becoming a medical student. Helen looks forward to meeting all delegates during VMUN!

Jennifer Tsai | Assistant Director

Currently a grade 11 student at Fraser Heights Secondary School, Jennifer is ecstatic to be serving as an Assistant Director for UNSC at VMUN 2019. Jennifer initially joined MUN as a timid 9th grader seeking to conquer her fear of public speaking. However, after reluctantly raising her placard at her first conference, she can confidently say that MUN has offered her so much. Not only does MUN immerse her in the fascinating realm of global issues and diplomacy, it allows her to engage in leadership and form friendships with like-minded, passionate individuals. Outside of MUN, Jennifer can be found involved in various clubs at her school, researching abstract science topics, or stress-eating dark chocolate. In her leisure time, Jennifer enjoys hanging around in aesthetic coffee shops, going on runs in her neighbourhood, or watching the latest episode of ‘World of Dance’. She hopes to make VMUN a memorable experience for beginners and veterans alike!

You can contact the Director at unsc@vmun.com with any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures Position papers must also be submitted to this address.