Committee Introduction

The United Nations Security Council is the UN’s most powerful body, with "[the] primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security” as established by the Charter. It exercises legislative, judicial and executive powers and operates with few legally binding checks. The UNSC occupies an eminent position in international laws being the only organization that can authorize the use of force and make determinations that are binding on states regardless of their direct consent or treaty obligations. It carries the rights to pose economic sanctions, pose arms embargoes, issue financial penalties, severe diplomatic relations, impose blockade, and enforce military actions if necessary. Structurally, the body remains unchanged regarding its five veto powers, arousing debates regarding its efficacy and authority as a mediator on matters of international peace and security.

As a model of the United Nations, the International Vietnam Model United Nations will entertain not only a formal conference, but also procedures involving the making and finalizing of the resolution. As part of all Model United Nation conferences, member states are obliged to passionately debate for, and when necessary, against resolutions with diplomatic finesse to reach a fruitful consensus.

Topic: The South Sudanese Civil War

Committee Chairs

Duc Minh Pham

Seung Won Kwon

Crisis Director

Minh Duc Phan

Crisis Staff Member

Minh Le