The Security Council is one of the six main organs of the United Nations. The purpose of the Security Council is to maintain international peace and security. Its powers are defined by the United Nations Charter and include the ability to establish peacekeeping operations, international sanctions, and authorize United Nations military action. The Security Council is comprised of 15 members which includes five permanent and veto exercising members – The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China. The other 10 non-permanent members rotate and serve two-year terms.
Topics this year:
State Sponsered Ethnic Cleansing in Burma
Religious Clashes in the Central African Republic
Maria Barnett, Chair
My name is Maria Barnett and I’ll be the chair of the Security Council. I’m a sophomore at Rhodes. My major is a history and international studies bridge major with a minor in education. I participated in Model UN for three years in high school and one year at Rhodes. I’ve visited the plaque at Muir Woods that commemorates the signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco. I’ve also traveled to South Africa and ridden an Ostrich!
To be announced.