Security Council Day 1

Delegates of the Security Council convened after lunch to discuss the topic of Security Sector Reform--outlining the Council’s role in shaping law enforcement, judicial bodies, and other areas of national security. The delegate of Egypt opened the discussion by presenting his resolution, a comprehensive approach for countries to, “foster unique development,” by solving the issues of nepotism and sectarianism, diversifying military forces, and bolstering a strong national mythos. The delegate of Italy, while emphasizing the necessity of protecting national sovereignty, suggested utilization of peacekeeping forces, as well as programs supporting increased female integration into the security sector. The delegate of the United States noted the importance of, “rooting reform in a nation’s culture and needs.” As delegates continue discussing reform, they must find a solution that maintains national sovereignty while still protecting the basic human rights of all citizens.