The United Nations
"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 Militarization of the Arctic
The Crisis Committee will discuss the topic of Militarization of the Arctic and will attempt to tackle the issue not only through debate and outcome documents, as in other committees, but through real-time concrete plans of actions called “directives”, which allow delegates a more interactive and realistic experience as a head-of-state in difficult decision making and thorough elaborate planning. Despite the title, delegates will be exposed to different aspects of the crisis outside of purely the military confrontation, such as the legal, environmental and economic issues surrounding this current event. The committee template is the United Nations Security Council with the addition of the members of the Arctic Council as observer states; for the most part, the Rules of Procedure of UNSC will be used. The Crisis Committee is open to anyone and everyone regardless of their MUN experience; however, you are expected to be ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the conflict ready to rumble!
(with veto rights):
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
(without substantive voting rights):
Normal member countries
(with normal voting rights):
The grey colored countries are already allocated and cannot be chosen anymore.
This is a Crisis committee!
As a delegate you are able to send directives and to react to the actions of other states. Contrary to the other committees, this committee will cover several months in which different things will happen in the Arctic to which all countries of the committee have to react.
My name is Glynn Cooreman. I am 21 years old and study Law at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Apart from being a native Dutch speaker, I also speak English and French. This will be my fifth and final year of MUNing, as I started doing MUNs at university and will end it there as well (though the network, experiences, and friendships will last beyond that). In my free time, I ride a bike, attend concerts & festivals and read books. I look forward to a wonderful and thrilling crisis for my fourth and the twentieth edition of BIMUN this November.
I’m Malak Hassan. I would tell you how old I am, but then you would know too much. I also may or may not be a political science student in the University of Bonn.
Born and raised in Cairo, I discovered MUN in high school there. Ever since, I grew to really appreciate each and every experience. Beyond learning about the topics, I personally realized I became more self-assured and composed of when in confrontation with someone.
Other than MUNing, I love travelling whenever I can, constantly listening to any sort of music (as if I come with my own background music), and sketching in my notebook.
During this year’s BIMUN conference, I will chair along with Glynn in the Crisis Committee. The crisis we’ll discuss revolves around the militarization of the Arctic, which is an issue we are still trying to solve in real time.
The delegates will really embody their given countries’ interest, so not only will their focus on the aspect of militarization, but also the environmental, legal and economic aspects of the crisis.
Glynn and I make sure that the committee follows the Rules of Procedure and produce an outcome document. So in short, without us chaos would ensue and the “Crisis” Committee would have a whole different meaning.
THE CRISIS CHAIRS
I am Jonas Simorangkir, 21 years old and student of Biology at the University of Bonn, Germany.
I am fluent in Indonesian, English and German and I have a rudimentary knowledge on French.
I got into MUNing back in my high school days in Manila. I was part of the debate team and, with the support of an enthusiastic History teacher, decided to switch to the world of Model United Nations halfway through. I love the whole concept of the youth meeting up as one and opening themselves up to different perspectives with the hopes of bettering the world of tomorrow. It exposes them to the realities and diversity of our world. And the socials. Of course I love the socials.
I love anything basketball (you name it, I tried it), playing the piano (Beethoven) and outdoor activities (from just walking around to whitewater rafting).
Ana Victoria Martín Corral
¡Hola! My Name is Ana Victoria and I’m a 26-year-old Spaniard from the university town of Salamanca, where I was first introduced to the MUN world through my home association: MUNUSAL. I went on to participate in more than 20 conferences all over Europe while completing my medical studies, and helped organise the 2019 edition of MUNUSAL as President of the association. I now am an actual working doctor, pursuing the specialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the university hospital of León, in the north of Spain. I’m ecstatic to return to BIMUN once more, and I hope I’ll be able to visit the Haribo bear store again. In my free time, I enjoy going out for tapas (like any self-respecting Spaniard), Japanese restaurants, searching for flights to faraway places (if only the pandemic would let me) and any and all excuses to dress up in costume. I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone in Bonn next November and to having an amazing crisis committee!
My name is Lucas, I’m 23 years old and was born and raised in the city of Bremen in northern Germany and decided to move to my mother’s hometown of Bonn after finishing school. There I study the science of media and communication since 2017. Quite early I came in contact with BIMUN/SINUB through my roommate and since then participated in many MUNs as a delegate and journalist and was part of the EXCom of the BIMUN conference of 2019. I am overly excited for BIMUN 2021 and can’t wait to be a part of this year’s Crisis-Comittee.
Besides MUNing I enjoy doing theatre and making short movies as a hobby. Furthermore I have a big interest in History and politics. I speak German, English and a little Portuguese. Looking forward to meeting you all!
My name is Louis Brokatzky, I am a second year law student at the university of Zurich where I am also a member of the university MUN association. When I am not drowning in course textbooks I am an assistant scout leader for cub scouts. I also love mountain sports and am a member of the Swiss Alpine Club.