We hope this letter finds you well. It is our honour to welcome each and every one of you to the American School of Dubai’s first MUN conference. We are delighted to be assuming the roles of President and Deputy President of the Security Council this year. In charge of the maintenance of international peace and security, the Security Council is both the most decisive forum and the smallest forum in the United Nations. The Security Council has fifteen members, five of which are permanent; the other ten members are replaced annually. This forum is remarkable because of the veto powers held by its five permanent members - USA, Russia, China, UK, and France.
We hope that all delegates participating in this year’s Security Council bring with them a thorough knowledge of all three issues up for debate. As the forum itself is so small, every delegate gets a chance to contribute to the discussion, which allows for stimulating and intense debate.
In this year’s Security Council, we will be focusing on the issue of the Islamic State, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and the international government whistleblowers. Our discussions will primarily be focused on the chosen theme of ASDMUN this year: “Finding a Home”. We urge all delegates who represent countries with veto powers to abstain from using their abilities to veto unless the resolution goes directly against one of their country's foreign policies, and they believe that the veto would realistically be used within the context.
The Executive Team for Security Council hopes that the first annual ASDMUN will provide you with engaging debate and new perspective in prevalent issues in the world today. We encourage all delegates to prepare extensively to broaden their base of knowledge on all topics and also challenge themselves to think critically about all possible solutions. We look forward to leading you in fruitful and innovative debate.
Security Council Executive Team
Tanvi Pahwa, President Satvik Garg, Deputy President