"The United Nations Charter established six main organs of the United Nations, including the Security Council. It gives primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security to the Security Council, which may meet whenever peace is threatened.
According to the Charter, the United Nations has four purposes:
to maintain international peace and security;
to develop friendly relations among nations;
to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights;
and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
All members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council. While other organs of the United Nations make recommendations to member states, only the Security Council has the power to make decisions that member states are then obligated to implement under the Charter."
- cf.: Website of the UNSC, https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/what-security-council
The Colombian Conflict
and its repercussions
The Colombian conflict is a long-running conflict which traces its roots back to widespread opposition of working class citizens, liberal and far-left parties against the far-right militia governing the country during the cold war. Drug trafficking and the emerging drug cartels have reignited the conflict in the 21st century. Delegates will discuss why these political conflicts occur, and how they can be solved by understanding how ideologies shape governance and clash in a violent manner.
Religious Violence in India
The 1947 partition of India into secular India and Muslim Pakistan has led to one of the largest refugee crises in history, with millions of Hindus leaving Pakistan and millions of Muslims leaving India. Violent incidents between the groups still occur regularly. Addressing religious violence in the world’s second-most populous country before it gets out of hand, taking into account the linked conflict between Pakistan and India, is of paramount importance.
- COMING SOON
Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, Daniel is currently a Global Studies student at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Having found his passion for MUN over six years ago, he has played several roles getting involved in conferences, from participating as a delegate to chairing to organizing them, having even been Secretary-General of one of the biggest MUN conferences in his home country. Thanks to this, he has gotten the chance to participate in conferences all over the Americas and Europe, in cities like New York, Montreal, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Salamanca, and of course, Panama City. All of these experiences have given him the opportunity to meet incredible people and further understand the at-times convoluted world of international affairs. - Apart from MUN, Daniel is a massive specialty coffee enthusiast, and enjoys watching movies from all around the world, discussing what type of beer is best, film photography and lengthy discussions on history and politics. He is extremely eager to be chairing the Security Council at this edition of BIMUN and can’t wait to see the committee packed to the brim with delegates excited to participate.
Emily has a background in International Relations at KU Leuven. Being half Filipina and half Belgian gave her an international community while growing up. She has already MUN’ed in two different continents and has been part of KULMUN for several years. BIMUN is also a known event for her. Furthermore, Emily developed a passion for winter sports as she was part of the university’s snowboarding team and rides in the snow every Monday in the Netherlands, as she loves recreational ice skating. Lastly, she loves to explore music, especially rock, jazz, metal, and much more.
Be warned for her obsession with cats. 🐱