My name is Hasnain Zeenwala and I would like to welcome you all to the Historic Security Council (Crisis Committee) set in 1962. Our agenda is the "Cuban Missile Crisis". It was one of the most significant event at the height of the Cold War and if you complete your research, the committee will be an exciting experience. But beware! As you dig deeper into the agenda you will come across events, which will convince you that you must shave your head and renounce the world (believe me they do come). On the other hand, if you don't research well you'll probably end up saying something embarrassing like, "We strongly condemn President Obama's stand on the matter."
I expect you to act as responsible representatives of your respective countries and to put up a strong fight (while showing appropriate respect) for the interests of your nation. At the same time you must also remember that we aren't dealing with a naughty boy hiding a sling-shot but with big men hiding nuclear weapons, which if used, could lead to the annihilation of the human race and what we so affectionately call Mother Earth.
Finally, I hope that all of you have a thrilling experience, because ours is a crisis committee and it is supposed to keep you on the edge of your seat and your adrenaline high. Looking forward to the committee sessions which will perhaps stop the world from blowing up.
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Historic Security Council
Shishukunj MUN 2015
Our agenda is the Cuban Missile Crisis and this is how it started. A U2 plane is on a special reconnaissance mission sanctioned by President Kennedy on a suspicion that Cuba may be hiding Soviet missiles aimed at the United States. The plane returns without being shot down. It has brought with it a 3-mile long photographic film, hidden in which are clues only visible with a microscope. The analysts work through the night.
President Kennedy is in New York for the presidential campaign. He has promised the people of US that he will make sure that the American Nuclear Defence Arsenal is at par with that of Soviets. He isn't going to get home till later that night. McGeorge Bundy (National Security Advisor) decides to let the President have a good night's rest before he is briefed the next day.
President Kennedy is shown the photographs, the missiles in Cuba have the potential to reach Washington D.C. in 10 minutes. They pose a threat to the very existence of the United States.
Delegates, from this particular moment, you will be driving the agenda forward. When you enter the committee you will be briefed about the actions the Heads of your respective States are contemplating. Our committee is going to be dynamic and flexible and it is going to be a roller coaster ride filled with unexpected updates. Remember, it will be your powers of persuasion that will get the international community on your country's side because the consequences of taking unilateral decisions have always been annoying. For instance, we know how red President Kennedy was when Bay of Pigs failed.
So make sure that you are armed with the right research and right rhetoric.