HISTORICAL SECURITY COUNCIL = YEAR 1968 

 (HSC)

 

To celebrate THIMUN’s 50th anniversary, a Historical Security Council (HSC) will replace the Advisory Panel (APQ). This year, the 15 countries that made up the SC in 1968 will be represented by 15 schools that are assigned 2 delegates for each of these countries.  

Similar to the ‘regular’ Security Council, the Historical Security Council is composed of 5 permanent members and 10 members elected for two-year terms.

The delegates will simulate the Security Council of 1968. According to the British newspaper The Guardian, 1968 was “a year of seismic social and political change across the globe. From the burgeoning anti-Vietnam War and civil rights movements in the United States, protests and revolutions in America and Europe and the first comprehensive coverage of war and resultant famine in Africa. The world would never be the same again.” The delegates will confront four critical events in chronological order: Vietnam, Biafra, Czechoslovakia and Mexico, always focusing on the question what the SC could have done in these crises.

We are looking forward to intense and involved deliberations.

 

Members of the Historical Security Council = Year 1968

PERMANENT MEMBERS:
China [Republic of China/Taiwan, NOT People's Republic of China]
France
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, NOT Russian Federation
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
 
NON-PERMANENT MEMBERS:
Algeria
Brazil
Canada
Denmark
Ethiopia
Hungary
India
Pakistan
Paraguay
Senegal