United Nations Security Council

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Armed conflict in Colombia

Daniel Alejandro Ariza Rodríguez

President

«I am a second year World Economics undergraduate student at HSE, which loves international trade and economic development. Moreover, I am a curious person that enjoys discovering new things in this wide, diverse and interesting world.»
Oksana Bekh

Co-President

«Dear participants! My name is Oksana Bekh, I am a third-year Bachelors student at Kutafin Moscow State Law University, and I am delighted to greet you on behalf of the Vice-President of the Security Council! I am convinced that fruitful work awaits us, and the resolution we will adopt will be better than those adopted by the actual UNSC on this agenda.
Our committee is designed for those who are not afraid to challenge their own beliefs and adopt standpoints differing from theirs. If you are that person, be sure that the work in the Security Council is just for you!»
Svetlana Khokhlova

Expert

«I am a Master's student in International Law. My scientific and professional interest is international humanitarian law, therefore I always love to deeply analyse situations of armed conflict from a legal point of view»

About committee

The UNSC is one of the cornerstones of the system of international relations in the post-war era, as such from a legal standpoint, it disposes of a wide range of tools to carry out its plans. Not all UN member states are included in the Security Council; it is composed of five permanent and ten non-permanent members, as well of observers which cannot vote, yet their voice on the discussed agenda is crucial for drafting the resolution.

Despite the Colombian Armed conflict not being in the media spotlight, it is still a complicated issue that must be addressed adequately, in order to avoid further complications that could hinder peace both in the country and the region. The conflict cannot be reduced to a simple confrontation between the state and insurgent groups, as it involves a wide range of non-state actors with different historical responsibilities and a decentralized nature that not only militarily engage with the state, but between them as well.

Recommendations

Due to the UNSC's importance, it has greater powers that other committees such as the General Assembly lack. Nevertheless, with great power comes great responsibility and you as delegates must wisely create viable and effective solutions; we don't want delegates whose first and main ideas are a military intervention or sending peacekeeping forces as if that would magically solve all of the problems various countries face.

Reaching a common ground might seem easier on a first instance, albeit finding an effective long-term solution with comprehensive realistic plans will be the real challenge, thus we highly encourage you to deeply analyze the situation, consider all of the implications of any potential actions, and to be creative!

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