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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 2020, this committee is specifically designed for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory, and must be submitted by Februay 7th, 2020, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.

Topic A: The Syrian Kurdish–Islamist Conflict (Click to show summary)

Topic B: Iran Tensions (Click to show summary)


Justin Liu

Justin Liu | Director

Justin is a senior at St. George’s School and is excited to direct the UN Security Council at VMUN 2020. He started MUN in Grade 8, participating in various conferences and gaining a deeper appreciation for global affairs. In his spare time, Justin enjoys taking long naps, watching eccentric documentaries, and trying in vain to convince himself to study for his next test. At the conference, Justin looks forward to meeting new people and hopes the experience will be a memorable one for all.

Angela Lu

Angela Lu | Chair

Angela is currently a Grade 11 student attending York House School, and is ecstatic to be serving as the Assistant Director of UNSC at VMUN 2020! When she first came in contact with Model UN in Grade 9, she quickly became passionate about learning problems that were happening across the world. Ever since then, Angela has delegated numerous conferences, and is extremely excited to be attending VMUN for the third time! In her free time, Angela loves to debate, annoy her cat, drink coffee with too many espresso shots, and discover new restaurants across Vancouver. She is looking forward to a weekend of fruitful debate and productive discussion!

You can contact the Director at unsc@vmun.com. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.

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