Councils 2023

Security Council 

Skill Level – Advanced

The Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, established by the UN Charter. Its primary functions are the maintenance of international peace and security, the identification and management of threats to such, the promotion of international cooperation and its coordination. The UNSC must also approve any amendments to the UN Charter, effectively meaning its powers could only be curbed with its own approval.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 


Skill Level – Intermediate/Advanced


The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is an intergovernmental military organisation, which consists of 30 Member States. The organisation’s primary task is the implementation of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty. This takes the form of guaranteeing the freedom and security of its members through political means by promoting democratic values and facilitating cooperation on defence and security issues.

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UNOOSA

Skill Level – Intermediate
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is a specialist unit inside the United Nations Secretariat that seeks to assist all nations, particularly developing countries, in gaining access to and using the benefits of space to promote sustainable development. Since its conception in 1958 at the beginning of the “space race”, UNOOSA became one of the most significant committees within the UN, consisting of over 100 members.

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Human Rights Council

Skill Level – Beginner/Intermediate
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them. It has the jurisdiction and the authority to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. The Council’s main goal is the promotion and the spreading of human rights, as well as the combating of gross violations thereof.

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United Nations Environment Programme

Skill Level – Beginner/Intermediate
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a United Nations organisation that reports to the ECOSOC Council and to the UN General Assembly. The UNEPs role is to monitor and coordinate international cooperation on environmental activities and issues, with a heavy emphasis on information provided by the international scientific community and their scientific advisory groups, and to aid in meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Further, the UNEP has always encouraged participation by the private sector to promote the sustainable use of natural resources.

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