UN Security Council

YorkMUN 2019

Charged with the maintenance of international peace and security, the Security Council is the principal organ of the United Nations. Composed of fifteen members, the Security Council was established after the Second World War to address the failings of the League of Nations, and maintain world peace between global superpowers. 

With the power to issue sanctions and authorise military action, the role of the Security Council as an international peacekeeper has been displayed in crises such as Libya, Sierra Leone, and Darfur, as well as desperately called for in places such as Syria. We invite you to shape the future of international security and apply to the Security Council at YorkMUN 2019!


Topic A: The Situation in Cyprus

Topic B: The Question of Refugees and Migration

Study Guide

Alex Jamal - Director

Dear Delegates, I am your chair for this meeting of the UNSC at YORKMUN 2019. UNSC is my favourite committee and I am very much looking forward to stimulating debates and tense discussions. I am currently a Masters Student in Conflict, Development and Global Governance. In my spare time I enjoy debating, playing strategy game and travelling. I am looking forward to seeing you all soon. Best Wishes, Alex

Harry Clay - Assistant

I am a second year Philosophy student from the University of York, but to spare myself from the dread of eternally writing about Grice’s sentence meaning, I spend most of my free time doing MUN.

YorkMUN will be my 9th conference since starting in my first year, which for someone who refuses to work is pretty good, and I’m thoroughly looking forward to chairing what will be a brilliant committee.

If my attempted career in diplomacy fails following University, I will be seeking a long and fulfilling life in self unemployment.