United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
As one of SDYC’s advanced committees, delegates can expect a challenge beyond any other UNSC they’ve been in. Beyond the thematic differences in topics, the composition of the committee, and the skill levels of your fellow delegates, the UNSC at SDYC 2019 will be pioneering a groundbreaking set of Rules of Procedure that provides a more realistic simulation and a more rigorous academic experience for advanced delegates, inspired from acclaimed international conferences.
Our most obvious change is the introduction of a dynamic agenda - diplomats in the UNSC don’t have the luxury of months to prepare to respond to international crises! Delegates will be bombarded with a flurry of specific agenda items throughout the conference - these may be simple procedural matters, controversial thematic issues, or updates to various crises across the globe that concern international peace and security. With little more than an information dossier or a briefing provided on the spot, delegates will have to make swift decisions with profound global impacts.
Additionally, a plethora of procedural changes will be implemented, inspired from elements of the UN4MUN RoP - a MUN format released by the UN itself which more accurately simulates UN organs and their working methods. The delineation of committee sessions into Private and Public meetings will force delegates to treat every uttered word with great care and finesse. Arria-formula meetings will facilitate rapid discussions and bloc-forming as new issues arise. Consultations of the whole will force delegates to consider new strategies in getting their voices heard when it matters most. The aforementioned are among a smorgasbord of changes that will allow delegates to gain a much deeper understanding of the UNSC’s nuances.
Delegates in the UNSC must be prepared to be pushed to their limits in on-the-spot research and information synthesis skills - while navigating the vagaries of international diplomacy at the highest level.