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united nations security council
U N S c
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Cuban Missile Crisis
In October 1962, the United States discovered that the Soviet Union was installing nuclear missiles in Cuba, which was only 90 miles from the US coast. The crisis was sparked by the Soviet Union's decision to place nuclear missiles in Cuba, which posed a significant threat to the national security of the United States. The US demanded that the Soviet Union remove the missiles and instituted a naval blockade of Cuba. Tensions between the two superpowers escalated, and the world came closer than ever before to nuclear war.
The objective of the UNSC Committee is to recreate the events leading up to the discovery of the Soviet missiles in Cuba, evaluate the actions taken by the United States and the Soviet Union, and explore alternative scenarios for resolving the crisis. Representatives must work together to develop effective strategies for promoting peace and stability in international relations and preventing such crises in the future.
The committee may explore a range of solutions, such as military action, diplomatic negotiations, and economic sanctions. Representatives must also consider the impact of their decisions on civilians and ensure that any actions taken are proportionate and lawful.
The UNSC Committee will follow the standard Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) procedure. Representatives will deliver speeches and make proposals, engage in formal and informal negotiations, and draft resolutions. The committee will vote on resolutions, and representatives must work to build consensus and secure the support of the majority of the council. The committee will be moderated by a chairperson who will ensure that the discussions and negotiations remain focused and productive.
Overall, this UNSC Committee provides a challenging and thought-provoking simulation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, starting from the discovery of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. Participants will have the opportunity to explore alternative scenarios for resolving the crisis and consider the implications of different strategies for international relations. The HMUN procedure provides a structured framework for discussions and negotiations, and participants will be able to hone their skills in diplomacy, negotiation, and critical thinking.
*This committee does not follow any particular rules of procedure. Those who participate in the committee will be allocated as specific characters and will write directives to a crisis team in order to take action and they will receive updates.
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