UNSC

UNSC (United Nations Security Council)

According to the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It consists of 15 member states, with one vote given to each. Recognizable are the 5 permanent member states that are granted with a veto power. All of the other 10 member states are elected with two-year terms. Aligned to its task the Security Council meets whenever peace is threatened. It also has the unique power to make decisions that the member states are then obligated to implement.

Topic A: The Question of Kurdistan

Topic B: The Situation in Venezuela

Chairs

Sahajanya Balaganesh

Sahajanya is a third-year Business Administration student at KU Leuven Campus Brussel. Although an Indian by birth, mind, heart, and soul, she has been calling Brussels “home” for a few years now. She has been ever present in all sorts of public speaking scenarios since she was twelve, loves eating, wishes she could teleport instead of wasting time on airplanes, and has enough patience to wait a year to watch Hamilton from booking her tickets. Beyond the fast life, sports take up most of her time -debates are the only thing she lets overlap with matches.

Erik Buhmann

Erik is pursuing his master’s degree in physics at the University of Hamburg and has started his Model UN career 2013 in the North American Model UN circuit. After attending several General Assemblies, he specialized in chairing and in dynamic crisis scenarios. Erik helped to organize SSICsim 2014 in Toronto and is involved with HamMUN since 2015, where he has serve as Secretary-General last year. Apart from specializing in machine learning for particle physics, he is passionate about nuclear disarmament and is involved with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).