The Security Council, is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations that is charged with responsibility of maintaining international peace and security since its establishment in 1945. Citing Ronald Reagan’s words, “peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means”. Since 1945, the Security Council has proposed methods of adjustment and terms of settlements, as they were able to provide basic security guarantees and respond to crises in dozens of countries such as Sierra Leone, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Timor-Leste, Liberia, Haiti, Kosovo and many more.
With a world full of ongoing crises and untapped issues, taking a stand is a must in the world’s only binding forum. Model United Nations is a platform for the youth to learn about all aspects concerning crucial issues such as the causes, the different parties and the stakeholders involved and most importantly, the measures that could be taken to resolve these issues. In the light of that, this year’s Security Council will be discussing the status of Rohingya people in Myanmar and will be tackling the issue of climate migration and cross-border disaster displacement. It is undoubtedly, necessary to set a framework for the ethnic cleansing that has been occuring in Myanmar and put a limit to the bigotry that Rohingya people have been subjected to for so many years. Climate change poses a huge menace on humanity and as a result it has caused cross-border disaster displacement and thus this issue must be dealt with firmly.
In this year’s HIAMUN, I, Abdelrahman Megawer, President of the Security Council, alongside my exceptional chair, Ali Bahgat, are looking forward to witness fruitful debates upon resolutions that provide impeccable solutions that would be durable and feasible to all parties involved. We hope that this conference would act as a beacon of hope and would be an opportunity for our delegates to break their orbits and hurl their lives among the stars.
Abdelrahman Megawer, President of the Security Council
1. The status of Rohingya people in Myanmar
2. Setting a framework to tackle climate migration and cross-border disaster displacement