The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members (5 permanent and 10 non-permanent), each Member having one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorise the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.
Hello everyone! My name is Zoe Braddick and I am delighted to your Chair for the Historical Security Council! I am a third year student studying Politics and Economics at the University of Reading, currently on a year's placement in the British Government.
Over the last eight years, MUN has been an extremely important part of my life as I have had the opportunity to attend conferences both nationally and internationally. While my dedication and love for MUN was nurtured on the school and college circuit, university style MUN has quickly grown into a passion (read full time job) and I have been lucky enough to attend conferences such as NMUN in New York and KULMUN in Leuven, experiences which are not quickly forgotten. MUNFrance will be my 44th conference, turning me into a little bit of a MUN dinosaur! I am delighted to be coming to Lille for the first time and look forward to seeing your beautiful country.
For my other hobbies you will often find me debating with anyone who will stand to listen to me, or deafening my neighbours with my habit of singing Opera and other forms of long outdated classical music. Otherwise you may find me relaxing in one of my spare minutes that I grab every year or so.
I look forward to meeting you all in March for a weekend of fascinating debate!