Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: 9/11
On September 12, 2002, the Security Council was assembled urgently as a response to the terrorist attacks that had happened the day before in New York. The committee that took place that day is the epitome of the fight against terrorism, and the genesis of a new world in which terrorist attacks became the number one priority of national and international security.
The delegates would re-enact this day and would try to formulate a resolution. As we know, many other attacks followed those of 9/11 across the world. The resolution of September 12, 2002 was aimed as a novel plan of action against terrorism; however, how could we make a new resolution that is more comprehensive and tackles more potential terrorist threats. As well, a very important question will become obvious: if the delegates then had acted differently, could the War on Terror or any other international conflict that followed be avoidable? If so, can delegates manage to accomplish this?
The Situation in Afghanistan: November 2001
This topic will discuss the urgency of the situation in Afghanistan, particularly in Kabul. Delegates would center discussion around supported efforts to combat terrorism and return freedom from oppression and terror to Afghan civilians.
In the actual conference, the SC resolved to create the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO mission that participated in heavy combat and stayed in Afghanistan till 2010 and one of the deadliest UN approved missions in history. ISAF also played a key role in the War on Terror and the invasion of Afghanistan. The delegates at UTMMUN would re-evaluate if the creation of this NATO mission is necessary and explore more effective and peaceful alternatives.