UN Security Council 2014

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Student Model of the UN Security Council

27th November 2014

Dear delegates,

We decided to organize new project for you – the Student Model of the UN Security Council.

The UN Security Council is one of the most important bodies of the United Nations and its resolutions play an important role in solving a variety of conflicts and crisis around the world.

It consists of 15 members – five members are permanent with veto power (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, People’s Republic of China and Russia) and ten members are non-permanent (currently Argentina, Australia, Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Nigeria, South Korea and Rwanda). Each month, one of the member states is responsible for the presidency of the Council. In addition to UN Security Council members, other states are enabled to attend the sessions as well when the discussed topic is related to their interests. Nevertheless, these states do not have the right to vote. Only UN Security Council members can vote and permanent members have their veto power – any of those permanent members can prevent the adoption of any draft resolutions.

Currently, one of discussed topics in the UN Security Council is a situation in Iraq and Syria in connection to the Islamic State. That’s the reason why this matter was chosen as a topic of our simulation.

The session will be held in the UN Information Center Prague, which supports our project.

This time for the very first time, the whole program will be organized in English language.

The project of the UN Security Council simulation is intended only for secondary school students!

As usual, we are awaiting some interesting guest – Jan Kužvart, Arabist and Head of AMO New Media (http://jankuzvart.cz/).

Do not hesitate to register – we are looking forward to seeing you!
– Date: Thursday 27th November 2014
– Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
– Venue: UN Information Center Prague (Železná 24, Praha 1)
– Number of participants: 20 (secondary school students only)
– Working language: English
– Registration: from 1st November 2014 (11 a.m.)