UNSC

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) maintains the international peace and security by evaluating existence of a threat to the peace, discussing disputes and helping parties to settle them.
Council will discuss important topics and make decisions that will affect the world.

 Topics for discussion:

  • Rising Tensions in the Disputed Kashmir Region
  • The Increasing Threat of the DPRK to the South East Asia Region
 

Director : Dania Ashary

Dania Ashary, a US and British national, is currently pursuing a joint honors degree in English Literature and International Politics at King's College London, and will be in her final year this coming September. She began her Model United Nation’s career at the age of 14, and since then has attended over 30 conferences as a delegate, chair, and a secretariat member at various conference levels.

Currently, she serves as the Under-Secretary General of Logistics for LIMUN:HS and is heavily involved in societies such as Pro-Bono Society, Human Rights Project and other activist societies across her university campus. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue her graduate studies in the UK.

LVMUN will be her first international conference, apart from her involvement in MUN back home in the states and during her time at university in the UK, and she is excited for the upcoming debates. She is looking forward to welcoming you all this December and wishes you good luck with your research!

Assistant Director : Silvia Pontoglio

Silvia is an undergraduate student of Political Science and International Cooperation at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. She was raised between the little and affectionate village of Monza and the big and exciting Milan, where she is now based. During her studies, she found out being especially interested in the branch of development of risk areas which is the reason why she has been involved in charity programs for many years and she is now working in the international cooperation field.

Since the first year of university, she has been interested in the thrilling world of Model United Nations, taking part in the Rome MUN as a delegate representing Romania in the General Assembly. After just one experience as a delegate, she started collaborating as a tutor for the Italian delegates leaving for Rome MUN and New York MUN.

She loves traveling for tourism but especially for charity reasons, which in fact led her to many far away countries. At the moment, she is spending a semester in Krakow, Poland, as an Erasmus+ student.

Rising Tensions in the Disputed Kashmir Region

 
The first point of contention between Pakistan and India dates back to the end of British rule in 1947, concerning the political divide of the land of Jammu and Kashmir. At the time, Jammu and Kashmir was given the option to accede to either political unit. However, the local Hindu maharaja (ruler) conceded to Indian rule, upsetting the Muslim majority of the state and triggering a series of wars that continue to threaten the well being of the two nations in present day. Additionally, despite talks of ceasefire, the rising threat of nuclear war further debilitates any possibility of peace between the two states. Thus, the threat of an extreme retaliation from either side demands the cooperation of the participating countries of the Security Council in order to mitigate any further wars that may claim the lives of more innocent civilians caught in an aged old dispute.

The Increasing Threat of the DPRK to the South East Asia Region

 

After the rising of the tensions on the Korean peninsula, the threat of a missile or nuclear attack launched by North Korea has become reality. In the last years, the Pyongyang regime has been able to show its ability to strike its neighbours several times, both employing rhetoric towards its enemies and responding to what appeared as a provocation. South Korea and Japan especially appear now the first target of North Korea. Tokyo already moved forward and prepared an evacuation program to be used in case of an attack. An important factor is the huge influence China has on Pyongyang: President Trump many times claimed China would be the only actor able to move Kim Jong-Un towards the disarmament. Many experts claim these threats of nuclear attacks are probably not possible since they think a nuclear attack would be harmful for the regime: nevertheless this threat really needs now the Security Council members to find a solution not to harm civilians and not to start a nuclear war which would affect many of the big World powers.