In the United Nations Security Council Crisis Committee, delegates will be able to step into the shoes of prominent world powers and negotiate diplomatic resolutions to international crises. The Security Council brings together fifteen delegates, including the influential five ‘Permanent Members.’ These States have the power to dispatch military and peacekeeping operations, impose sanctions, impose arms inspections, and take other actions to protect global security. Delegates could be researching and debating topics such as women and security, the war on drugs, and counter-terrorism efforts. They will also be able to use their diplomatic prowess to respond to international events in this committee, which has been described by the Global Policy Forum as “part parliament, part secret diplomatic conclave.”
Please note that this committee is a crisis committee.
Position Papers are due March 1st. See our Guidelines here.
Sudan/South Sudan Crisis
Director: Feodora Chouakri
Feodora is currently pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill University in History with a minor in Anthropology. She has been actively involved in the Montreal Model United Nations community for several years; having acted as a member of the Dais for the Montreal United Nations conference since 2015, returning as the Chair of the World Health Organization at MUNC 2017. Furthermore, she served as the Deputy Director of Social Events for Harvard World Model United Nations which was held in Montreal in 2017. She is a fervent women’s rights and LGBTQIA+ rights activist and focuses much of her own work on the changing perceptions of gender and sexuality throughout history and their impact on social practice and interactions, while also focusing some of her research on women’s involvement in armed conflict. CANIMUN holds a special place in her heart since she served as the Director of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2017. She is excited to be returning as the Director of the United Nations Security Council for the 2018 edition of CANIMUN.
Chair: Alec Sader
Alec is a student who hails from Montreal and studies at The McGill Faculty of Law. His long-term projects include working towards a Ph.D. with a focus in international and humanitarian law, culminating in a diplomatic career. Other interests of his are Aboriginal Legal Tradition and Aboriginal Law, which he considers discussing in a Master’s degree before practicing law and, hopefully, becoming a professor in the distant future (yeah that’s right folks, his life is all planned out). Alec began participating in Model UN two years ago year; his experience in multiple conferences has confirmed his aspirations in working internationally. His MUN dais experience includes vice-chairing the UNCSW, chairing the UNSC at CaniMUN 2017, vice-chairing DISEC at WorldMUN 2017, Chairing the UNSC at MUNCh 2017, and he is ecstatic to return to CaniMUN to chair the UNSC once more. Aside from school and MUN, Alec is also an ice hockey goaltender who, fun fact, plays on the Lebanese National Team. A last fun tidbit is his adoration for Montreal’s own Leonard Cohen, which you will come to discover during the conference, if last year was any indication.
Crisis Director: Gabriel Guppy
Gabriel Guppy is currently a student in Concordia University, double majoring in Political Science and Community, Public Affairs and Policy Studies. Born in Vancouver, but spent most of his childhood travelling around North and Central America. He has been an active and passionate delegate since college and has served as a secretariat and staff member on multiple conferences, namely MUNC, VMUN and most recently WorldMUN organized by Harvard University. Although this will be his first time attending CANIMUN, the UNSC is a committee close to his heart and he will strive to ensure that delegates have both an educational and an engaging weekend
Assistant Crisis Director: Mercedes Tabah
Hailing from Montreal, Mercedes is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa majoring in Political Science. Since the start of her journey with Model UN, she has developed an interest in debating and organizing conferences. Over the last five years, she has attended several conferences including McMUN, NaMUN, PUNC and WorldMUN in South Korea. Besides her experience delegating, she was previously a Dias member for the World Trade Organization at the Montreal Model United Nations Conference (MUNC) 2014, the Under-Secretary General of Delegate Affairs in 2015 and a returning Assistant Crisis Director for the 2017 edition. She is passionate about international relations and women’s rights. Outside of Model UN, she enjoys staffing on Parliament Hill and recently completed a summer internship with the External Affairs & Communication department at Rio Tinto. Mercedes is incredibly honoured to be a member of the crisis staff for the United Nations Security Council. She is looking forward to a weekend of diplomacy and negotiations at CANIMUN.