UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL, 1979
CRISIS MANAGER: JAYLAN SMITH
CHAIR: AARON BAUM
APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 30 (double Delegation)
The United Nations Security Council is the organ charged with maintaining international security and safety under the UN Charter. The world is a tumultuous place in 1979, and delegates must balance the needs of the UN with the desires of their home governments. In an age of Great Power competition, the Security Council must chart a path forward and seek a solution to tensions between Iran and Iraq and conflict in the Western Sahara. This competitive committee calls for experienced delegates with an in-depth knowledge of the powers of the UNSC, as well as the areas of crisis. Please note that this committee will have two delegates per delegation.
background guide coming soon
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for the UNSC are as follows. Delegates will:
Intimately engage with history’s most pertinent global crises, learning skills that can guide thinking on the crises of today
Gain insight into the UNSC working dynamics and the role of P5 nation veto power
Learn multilateral negotiation skills in an environment where a wide diversity of parties are fighting for each of their own interests
About the Chair
Aaron Baum—Georgetown School of Foreign Service '20—is pursuing a major in Regional Studies with a focus on Asia. His interests are listed on his resume as: "Model United Nations, Photography, Biking, Skiing, The Indicator Podcast from Planet Money," so make of that what you will. If Aaron and Jaylan had a joint resume, their interests section would read: "Game of Thrones, Linguistics, Jazz in the Garden, Twitter, J. Crew, Quesadillas (Jaylan makes, Aaron eats)." Aaron is looking forward to running a fun, fast-paced committee.
About the Crisis Manager
Jaylan Smith is a Senior in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service studying International Economics, concentrating on the Arab World and Middle East. He spent the first half of the year studying abroad in Jordan and Morocco, but was eager to return to the States to pursue his true passion of singing along to the Game of Thrones theme song and tending to his beloved twitter account @barackojaylan. Jaylan is very excited to get to know all of you well in committee, and cannot wait to see how things go!