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: Suez Crisis
Topic A: Hungarian Revolution
Meet your chairs
Ayush R is a graduate from KCG College of Technology, Chennai, India with a Bachelors in Information Technology. With an unfathomable and profound interest in military affairs, specifically towards indigenous weapons systems, he is known across the Indian Model UN fraternity for his erudite understanding of military affairs and their implication on the geopolitical scenario.
Currently working for InterMind Global, a supplementary educational enterprise based out of India, Ayush serves as the Associate and Head of Programs. He also had the privilege of winning an all expenses paid trip to Japan in the year 2015. He is a voracious reader, an avid gamer, a fitness enthusiast, a basketball player and an entrepreneur who has coincidentally never been spotted in the same room as the Batman.
I’m Tristan, one of the Chairs of the Historical Security Council for OxIMUN 2017. I’m an Australian currently studying Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University. I started MUN in 2011 in Sydney, and have since attended 27 conferences over five continents. I now run the Cambridge MUN society and our high school conference. My favourite part of MUN is seeing delegates devise creative diplomatic strategies that never seize to surprise me.
As a chair, I try to push delegates outside of their comfort zone through making my committees as realistic as possible. I really hope you will all thrive in our simulation, given the huge diplomatic challenge we have set you. Outside of MUN, I enjoy running, sailing and volunteering.