Presentation on theme: "Preparing for the Spring 2014 SCHMUN Security Council A workshop for teachers and students Thursday, April 3, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Preparing for the Spring 2014 SCHMUN Security Council A workshop for teachers and students Thursday, April 3, 2014
Overview of today s session 1.Important basic information 2.The Ukraine/Crimea Crisis 3.Research strategies 4.The SCHMUN Website 5.Questions?
1. Important basic information A.Simulation Day: Saturday, April 26, 9 am to 12:00 noon, here in MH 201 B.Procedures Rules of procedure are more informal, but we follow the UN Security Council rules for debate (a constant moderated caucus) Your goal is to draft a Resolution or Presidential Statement or press statement/communique that can be passed Voting Procedures in the Real Security Council Procedural votes vs. substantive (resolutions) Resolutions: see blue handouts and SCHMUN website C. Current signups (next slide)
Member StateSchool ArgentinaLouisville AustraliaHoover Chad[open] Chile[open] China*Lake Colombia[open] France*Marlington JordanLouisville LithuaniaHoover LuxembourgLouisville Nigeria[open] Russia*Hoover Rwanda[open] United Kingdom*Sandy Valley United States*Louisville
2.a. The Ukraine/Crimea Issue: Background since Feb. 22 and 27-28, 2014
The Budapest Memorandum Dec. 5, 1994 1. The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine, in accordance with the principles of the CSCE Final Act, to respect the Independence and Sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine. 2. The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, and that none of their weapons will ever be used against Ukraine except in self-defense or otherwise in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
2.b. No More House of Cards or Orange is the New Black?
2.c. What is Putin thinking?
2.d. This is not just about Ukraine Its also about the European Union
2.e. This is not just about Ukraine Its also about NATO
2.f. Security Council responses so far Seven official meetings with Ukraine on the agenda so far:http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/resguide/scact 2014_en.shtmlhttp://www.un.org/depts/dhl/resguide/scact 2014_en.shtml
2.g. Next steps?? That s where you all come in! Reminder on options: – Resolution – Presidential Statement – Communique/press statement
3. Research strategies (to find your country s views) A.General: UN Security Council records http://research.un.org/en/docs/sc B.Foreign Ministry or Permanent Mission to the UN pages C.Google Advanced searching site:un.org
4. The SCHMUN Website http://schmun.wikispaces.com/