“In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics,” said John F. Kennedy. To me, this quote sums up MUN down to a few words. Security Council, a room full of 15 aspiring delegations, 30 of the crème de la crème delegates take a stand in the only binding forum by grabbing the reigns of the world’s most vital issues. In a world where the cruel wind is hardened daily by poverty and terror, I urge each delegation to adjust our common sail so that we can keep moving forward towards peace and prosperity.
1948 and 1965 marked the most vital construction in the United Nations, its Security Council. For 70 years straight, delegates have vigorously feud, not over which country will come out victorious, but which country can contribute most in providing everyone with peace and security. Achieving just that in Cambodia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mozambique, Namibia, Tajikistan and 60 other countries, the Security Council is now crossing another dispute. The South China Sea, an area full of resources and a high trade value, gave rise as a grave danger to the security of several countries. Furthermore, terror has ridden nations, from Britain to Qatar. HIAMUN’18 Security Council aims to tackle the heart of the pulse. With tens of new recruitments everyday, terrorist groups are growing. By battling the conversion and radicalization of potential militants around the world, delegations will not only give peace a new pulse, but eradicate any more to come from such a black heart.
In the Security Council, creativity and debate skills are no longer an advantage, but the price of entry. Everyone can give a speech, but only a few can create a solution. Only a few can change a clause mid-way to fit their position. Only a few can provide the forum with clauses that are both vague enough for everyone to agree on, yet detailed enough to take action. So don’t just be creative and fruitful, be inquisitive, knowledgeable, perceptive, and persuasive. In other words, be a HIAMUN delegate; my chair Abdel Rahman Megawer and I expect nothing less in the most powerful committee in the United Nations.
Ali Alashkar, President of the Security Council