United Nations Security Council (Cuban Missile Crisis)


Committee dESCRIPTION

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946. (Committee Date: TBA)

COMMITTEE TOPIC

Cuban Missile Crisis

From the end of World War II to this day, the international community has grown more and more divided between two contrary ideologies fighting for dominance - capitalism vs. communism. As both the USSR and the USA now possess nuclear weapons, the true violent potential of which remains nearly unlimited, the Cuban Missile Crisis, which began on October 16 1962, is a fascinating subject that explores the true stakes of geopolitical rivalries and confrontations in the age of atomic weaponry.

MEET THE TEAM

Chair: Kareem Faraj (McGill University, Faculty of Arts)
Assistant Chair: Gabrielle Genest (McGill University, Faculty of Law)
Crisis Director: Kaiyuan Wang (McGill University, Faculty of Science)
Assistant Crisis Director: Alec Robinson (Dawson College)
Assistant Crisis Director: Sean Watson (John Abbott College)

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