United Nations Security Council (Crisis).

One of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the Security Council is responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security; the admission of new member states to the United Nations, and approving any changes to the United Nations Charter. Through establishing international peacekeeping missions, imposing international sanctions, and authorising military action through resolutions; the Security Council is able to impose binding actions on member states, making it the most powerful UN institution. Consisting of fifteen members, the Security Council is a small body, and is dominated by the permanent five veto-wielding powers of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Always a high-profile institution, the United Nations Security Council is interesting to simulate, in both its present-day and historic contexts.

Topic A: United Nations preventative measures: deescalating the USA – North Korean conflict

Topic B: Reviewing the notion of humanitarian intervention as it derives from the principle of “Responsibility to Protect” in the Syrian Arab Republic


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Meet your chairs

Christina Kartali

Christina is a first year Law student at the University of Oxford. She has considerable experience with Model United Nations; as part of the Secretariat, as a Chair and as a delegate. She is very much looking forward to the high level of debate at OxiMUN and wishes all the delegates the best of luck with preparation.

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Henrik Polzer

Esteemed Delegates,

It is an honour to be your chair at this upcoming OXIMUN conference, and I hope you are all as excited as I am for it. Before we begin our time together, allow me to briefly introduce myself.

I am a Economics Student at the New College of the Humanities (NCH) in London, UK. On the MUN side of things, OXIMUN will be my 24rd conference, and the 15th time chairing for me. In the past I have chaired Security Council’s across a range of different conferences in various different countries, and thus I am excited to now too bring that experience and knowledge to make OXIMUN an amazing experience for everyone involved.

Besides studying for my degree and preparing for MUN conferences, I am also an avid traveller and a pilot myself, spending much of my spare time flying to distant countries. This summer for example I had the pleasure of commanding a mission from Germany to Australia which lasted 3 months, and put us through the heart of the middle east, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, and a range of other stops along the way.

I look forward to seeing you all at OXIMUN this November, and until then wish you all the best of luck preparing!

Yours Truly, Henrik Polzer

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