My name is Kartik Devpura and I am absolutely enthralled to welcome you to this year's simulation of the United Nations Security Council at ShishukunjMUN 2016. Before delving into the committee and agenda, a little about myself. I am a 10th grader, and love reading books and watching television and movies- basically procrastinating in any way possible. I am a massive fan of Daredevil and Deadpool, which has often led to me being described as a geek. One of my hobbies is writing, and I maintain a blog where I post about as often as the Indian football team wins its matches. I also am a decent debater and have participated in several different competitions and MUNs.
Our committee, the Security Council has traditionally been a haven of diplomacy, and is one of the most influential and powerful committees of the world. This year's UNSC is going to be particularly engaging with only 13 delegates and a very interesting-cum-unconventional agenda.
So sharpen your wits and come armed - not with guns and crossbows - with research and lobbying skills.
Here's to hoping for 3 days of fruitful debates and intelligent discussions. Till then, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
United Nations Security Council
Shishukunj MUN 2016
The laws of war are a set of international doctrines that determine the causes of, and outline the proper method of war. The laws of war mainly comprise of two parts- 'jus ad bellum' or the right to go to war, and 'jus in bello' which means conduct during war- also known as International Humanitarian Law. However, due to gross misinterpretation or intentional breaches, several countries have evaded these laws.
Also, with the vagueness of these laws, it isn't even clear whether they are part of the international law or are just customary international laws. With major emphasis on Jus Ad Bellum, the Security Council will deal with reforming, executing and even judging the application of these laws on various war-related issues like the use of Weapons Of Mass Destruction and 4th Generation Warfare.