it is a great honour to be able to contribute to EMIMUN 2014 by holding the position of the UN Security Council’s Chairperson.
The topic that will be addressed in the frame of the UN Security Council’s assembly in Dubai reads “South Sudan and the world: a country in the aftermath of independence”. After its declaration of independence from Sudan in 2011, the nation of South Sudan is yet to overcome a set of challenges, which represent essential steps in providing the world’s most recently founded country with a sustainable path to its future.
In 2005 the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and the Government of Sudan signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement thereby setting an end to decades of internal military conflicts: since 1955, more than 2.5 million Sudanese had become victims of dozens of military conflicts between a number of armed groups and the Sudanese government. Following the positive result of a referendum, South Sudan officially declared independence on July 9, 2011.
Following a period of striking enhancement of political and economic structures, South Sudan still finds itself confronted with a number of challenges, which are yet to overcome. South Sudan is at war with military groups in 9 out of its 10 states. Despite a number of peace settlements, foreign relationships with neighbouring countries, especially Sudan, remain tense due to a series of disputes about control over certain territories (e.g. Abyei) or certain resources. During EMIMUN 2014, delegates are expected to find comprehensive approaches to these problems.
In doing so, the secretariat and the chair expect delegates to cooperate in aheated, yet constructive environment. Under the guidance of the chair, debate will take place in a most-possibly flowing and facilitated manor, enabling delegates to derive the maximum amount of personal lessons from the debate.
Are you looking for your ideal committee to participate in during EMIMUN? The UN Security Council is your place to be!
Looking forward to rocking UN Security Council together with you, the chair remains with kind regards,
Tim P. Hausweiler