Head Chair: Zelby Nelsonsecurity council

Topic Guide: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

Perhaps one of the most well-known groups of the United Nations, the Security Council has the seemingly daunting task of establishing, maintaining, and protecting the peace and security of all nations; however, threats to that peace and security arise every day in the form of terrorist acts and rebel groups demolishing the stability of entire regions around the globe. Two such crises we face in today’s world are the Boko Haram insurgency in Western Africa as well as the Yemeni conflict, contained mostly in Yemen. Each conflict stems from a belief that their respective regions would be better off with a number of changes, with the end of Western influences being one such change.

While it is too late to install preventative measures in these regions, the United Nations provides a means to a peaceful resolution or a forum for multilateral actions. The path to peace is not always an easy pursuit. Whatever route(s) the committee decides, comes with its own price. Diplomacy and appeasement may not work with rebel groups, although military response and strikes may further exacerbate the economic and humanitarian conditions within each region.

For questions or concerns regarding the committee, topics, or position paper, Zelby can be reached at dmunc.unsc@davismun.org.