United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council, as the most powerful UN body, is responsible for addressing all issues threatening international peace and security. The Security Council consists of 15 countries, 5 of them being permanent members of the SC, and they debate topics of utmost priority and concern. It presides over issues of international peace and has the mandate to alter the Charter of the United Nations itself. The crown jewel of any Model UN conference, the UNSC will offer delegates a challenging yet extremely rewarding experience.


Protection of Women in Armed Conflict

Protection of women has been a matter of priority for the UNSC especially in conflict ridden areas. UNSC resolution 1325 is of utmost importance that women be protected in conflict situations and their participation promoted in peace making and security efforts. The UNSC has adopted several resolutions including but not limited to; UNSC resolution 1820 which was the first recognizes sexual violence as a war tactic and labels it a war crime and a crime against humanity. This is aided by UNSC resolution 1888 which strengthens the implementation of 1820. In 2013 the UNSC adopted resolution 2106 which reiterated the mandate of all past resolutions related to sexual violence and protection of women.

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