Security Council

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Praful Shankar and Rahul Misra

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the United Nations Security Council, of the third annual TISBMUN. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is both the smallest and most powerful committee in the United Nations. As its name suggests, the Security Council oversees all that is related to the maintenance and improvement of international security, from illegal arms control to terrorism to imposing sanctions to creating peacekeeping missions around the world. The UNSC's job is to grapple with the most pressing security concerns in the world, and to attempt to ensure an immediate cessation of violence as well as a more permanent solution.

The topic of this year's UNSC is the pressing issue of 'The Situation in the Sahara'. As seen in the recent conflict in Mali and outbreaks of violence in Nigeria, the Sahara region is becoming a growing area of concern. Prompted by an influx of arms from the civil war in Libya, the tensions and ambitions of marginalized groups in the region are now becoming sources of actual conflict. Historically a region prone to tribalism, lack of institutional frameworks, and instability, security is becoming harder to maintain. Many Saharan and surrounding countries have histories of violence, and few have reached successful long-term resolutions. Given the unique mandate and abilities of the UNSC, a solution can, should, and will be reached.

With such a challenging issue comes the opportunity to participate in a stimulating, intense, yet fun-filled debate session. As your dias, we promise to bring to you an unparalleled MUN experience with unthinkable crisis - situations, high quality debate and a chance to propose solutions to a diverse yet pressing problem. If you think you have what it takes to debate issues of the highest importance yet of the hardest nature, the UNSC is the committee for you.

Praful Shankar and Rahul Misra (,
United Nations Security Council

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