United Nations Security Council (Lebanon Hostage Crisis)


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)


Lebanon Hostage Crisis

The Lebanese Civil War was both an internal affair of Lebanon as well as a regional conflict involving many neighbouring states and several players in the international community, occurring in the later part of the 20th century. The hostage crisis began when the Lebanese Civil War was at its height in 1982. As delegates, it will be your job to explore the instability not only within Lebanon but also between the state and its allies throughout the Lebanese Civil War, taking into account the varied motives of the kidnappings during the Lebanon Hostage Crisis in an attempt to free the hostages safely and effectively.


Chair: Elizabeth Yasa (McGill University, Faculty of Arts)
Assistant Chair: Jane Weber (John Abbott College)
Crisis Director: Ioana Manea (Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law)
Assistant Crisis Director: Alondra Karam (Collégial International Sainte-Anne)
Assistant Crisis Director: Beatrice Cajvan (Collégial International Sainte-Anne)


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