Historical Security Council (Advanced):
The Security Council is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. It held its first session in January 1946 in London, United Kingdom. Its primary responsibility is to discuss issues that arise when international peace and security are threatened.
The decisions of the Security Council are binary, meaning all nations must accept what the Security Council decides to do. Usually, when a threat is detected, the Security Council will try and solve the conflict peacefully, through investigations or missions. They can also issue a ceasefire, as well as dispatch peacekeeping forces. When peaceful measures do not work, then the Security Council can turn to economic or diplomatic sanctions, blockades, and even collective military action.
The committee is very dynamic and sometimes when the threat is so severe emergency sessions may be held. This committee is a historical one. Therefore delegates will represent their country’s policy during the respective time and act as if the outcome of that session has not happened yet in real life.
The Iraq War (2003) It is April 2003; the Security Council is in an emergency session with a few observer states to affect the discussion. The debate is about the illegal invasion of Iraq and whether to stop it. Saddam Hussein has not been captured as of now and is still in hiding. Should the United States of America and its allies be able to move freely in Iraq as they did in Afghanistan or should they be stopped? Should we let the United States of America and its allies capture Saddam Hussein and force a change in the political system? The committee will have four days of heated debate on the ethical, economic, political, social and even security aspects of the invasion.
Tim-Alexander Hetzer studies Politics, with Law as a minor. He is in charge of the weekly debates at the University of Zürich and here, at the beautiful University of Tel Aviv he will be your chair in the historical Security council. He had the pleasure of taking part in the 2019 edition of Tlvmun and therefore his expectations for this years conference are high. Apart from University and MUN he enjoys playing tennis and discussing sports over a beer in a bar. He is looking forward to meeting everyone under the bright sun of Tel Aviv.
Anna is in her last year of bachelor studies in International Relations in Prague. Originally she is from “breadbasket country” – Ukraine. Her experience intersects all dimensions of MUN - from organizing to chairing. She has been part of MUN Prague for 3 years and for the last academic year was Secretary-General of the PragueMUN 2020. Besides MUNing Anna enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures and languages.
Luca Abels is a 19-year old law Student from Hamburg, Germany. He has been doing Model UN a bit in Highschool, but he was only with the start of University that he could finally focus on spending all his money on international trips and conferences. Since he joined his local MUN society he has been hearing great things about TLVMUN so naturally, he decided to make it his 10th conference to attend. Chairing a complex expert-committee like this has been a dream of him since he has first experienced one as a delegate almost three years ago – he is very thankful to finally get that opportunity. he is looking forward to seeing you all this summer!