ABOUT THE SECURITY COUNCIL
The Security Council is one of the six main organs established by the UN Charter. It's primary responsibility is maintaining international peace and security.
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 nations are then obligated to implement under the Charter. It only has 15 members, including the P5 nations. For more information, go to: http://www.un.org/en/sc/
BIMUN 2020 TOPICS
Justice for Palestinians: Questioning the legitimacy of the Israeli authority’s actions
The Kashmir Crisis: deterring the escalation of violence between rising militias and nucleary-armed India
SECURITY COUNCIL CHAIRS
Daniel Riechmann is a chair of the Security Council. He is a junior-year student at the American School of Barcelona with a passion for debating and public speaking. Although he was born in Los Angeles, Daniel comes from a Spanish family. He lived in the United States for 6 years, moving to Barcelona in 2008. Daniel is currently involved in various programs that prepare students to deal with issues around the world. He holds a leadership position in RefugArt (an organization that raises funds and awareness for refugees), forms part of this year’s (and last year’s) Student Council, and is extensively involved his school’s MUN program, having been elected debate coordinator of BCNMUN 2019. He has also been involved with NESDA (speech and debate) in the past. Daniel believes that the Model United Nations program can provide an enriching experience for all students, as it promotes a sense of global awareness, sharpens public speaking and debating skills, and fosters a passion for leadership crucial to our future. He is honoured to form part of the BIMUN 2019 conference, and looks forward to what he hopes will be a fun yet productive debate in the Security Council.
Maya Torres is a 2nd year Law student at the University of Barcelona. Her passion for diplomacy and international relations have driven her to focus on the International Law path of studies within her degree. Born with the double Spanish-Swedish nationality, throughout the years she has found herself drawn to learning and understanding different countries and their cultures, as well as their projection into international relations and law.
Maya’s journey at BIMUN began back in 2016, when she was awarded Best Delegate of the Security Council. From there, she has taken on the roles of Secretary-General and Coordinator. She is very happy and grateful to be coming back to this Committee in 2019, this being her 7th time chairing. She will be maximizing her efforts to ensure a fluid, productive, and positive debate, as well as to provide the delegates with the means necessary to make the most out of this conference, so as they enjoy this experience as much as she has over the years.