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 authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.
This committee will take place in a historical context, simulating the UNSC’s response to an event that took place within the last 75 years. Its chairs and topics will be announced in due course. In the meantime, we would highly recommend that you consult the Best Delegate website for a detailed summary of the committee's history and mandate, as well as potential topics.