Topic A: The Rohingya genocide in Myanmar
Topic B: The political crisis in Venezuela
President: Harry Forbes
Vice-President: Wiktor Babiński
The United Nations Security Council is one of the principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the United Nations Charter, the People’s Republic of China, French Fifth Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America shall be permanent members of the Security Council.
The Security Council’s five permanent members have the power to veto any substantive resolution. The Security Council also has 10 non-permanent members, elected on a regional basis to serve two-year terms.
All Member States shall comply with the Security Council decisions. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of a settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.