Topic: Preventing Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction
Working Language: English
Delegation: Double Delegation (20 Delegations and 40 Delegates)
Rules of Procedure: Standard Model United Nations Rules of Procedure
Introduction to Committee and Topic:
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1. Committee Introduction
The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members (5 permanent and 10 non-permanent members), each entitled to one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or an 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. Under certain circumstances, the Security Council could resort to the use of sanctions or even force to maintain or restore international peace and security.
2. Topic Introduction
The topic of UNSC is Preventing Terrorists From Acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction. Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction are the major challenges to regional and global security. The linkage between the fight against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical, and radiological terrorism, has raised concerns about enhancing internal and cross-broader regulations in production, use, storage, or transport, and encouraging fair and complete disarmament.
While thoroughly eliminating terrorism or prohibiting states from the research and development of weapons is impossible in the short term, there is a paramount need to engage relevant stakeholders, facilitate a cooperative mechanism, and prevent the exacerbation of the status quo. The UNSC, at its birth, was designed for such missions.
The divergence in countries’ definitions of terrorist organizations and worries concerned with national interest during the disarmament of mass destruction weapons have persisted in settlement of the issue, leaving it difficult to take the first step.
Through research and analysis, combining prompt-action promises with uncompromising country stances, delegates are expected to facilitate the dispute settlement of the issue, taking the joint career to a higher stage.
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