ODU Model United Nations Conference (ODUMUNC)
Future Security Council (FSC)
Future Security Council is a one delegate committee only.
Topic and Issue Brief: The Dangers of a Malthusian World - Crisis in 2033
Your Chairman: T.J. Wignall
The year of 2033 comes with much turmoil over the increasing pressures of a growing population, climate change, rising energy demands and weakening political institutions. Environmental, energy and agricultural issues may be the world's most important in 2033. But they must be engaged in the United Nations by member states. These countries still work through a filter of domestic politics and local priorities. Sometimes climate and resource issues dominate at home, sometimes not. The primacy of democratic politics among the member states of the Security Council in 2033 insures that domestic politics continues to determine national perspectives and expectations and capabilities. The UN Security Council is the most powerful place for resolving international disputes and setting policy on the most dangerous issues, but it suffers from weakening legitimacy and power. Security Council member states should be prepared for calls for new forms of intervention to prevent and respond to environmental crises around the world. Can the Security Council find the unity required to act in unison? Can it find the unity to act forthrightly? Will its decisions be accepted by the rest of the world?
Post card from the London spring flood of 2031