Crisis Committee

If you are reading this, you reached the crème de la crème of Model United Nations, the cherry on top of the cake: The crisis committee. By mere definition, it is a small body brought together to deal with an issue of immediate importance. Fair enough. But we like to think of it as much more than that. BISMUN’s Crisis committee will demand all your skills as a delegate: Broad knowledge of concurrent political issues, good debating skills, leadership and collaboration. We aim at challenging these skills to get the most out of every single delegate. Our topic, the crisis, will be developed in real-time, it will be unpredictable and no one – not even we – knows what is going to happen. 

Will you go to war, sign a peace treaty or unite to fight a common enemy? At the end of the day, this is entirely up to you. As the conflict at hand evolves, you may interact with other councils and delegates who represent your country, write press releases etc. Be warned, however, that a crisis does not always pop-up during regular sessions. Be ready to undertake immediate action at all times – anywhere and at any time. We hope to see you in our council in the near future. Our crisis committee promises to be the most   interactive, entertaining and professional crisis committee you have ever experienced. 

 

Topic 

Yugoslav Wars of Independence


The committee will have as a starting point on the 25th of September, 1991. As a Security Council session will be followed an escalation of violent conflicts that emerged gradually, from Croatia to Slovenia and from Bosnia to the whole region, with the danger of collapse of United Yugoslavia and the danger of permanent destabilization of Balkans.  The members of the Security Council this time will face unique challenges, such as the possible collapse of the whole Eastern Bloque, and the danger of the dissolution of Soviet Union, that started in 1990 when some states declared independence, and when powers from the Soviet Union gradually transferred in Russian Federation. On the other hand, it will be upon the members of the Council to consider the outcome of the scenario with conflicts and the possibility of creating new nations and how this will shift the current diplomatic balance. Additionally, the delegates should be able to respond to the crisis with solutions in accordance with UN politics, self-determination of people and with the main goal of achieving peace and stabilization of the whole region. Probably after this council the world will be different than we know it.

 

Chairpersons 

Valentina Koumoulou 

Malte Westphal 

Philippe Lefevre 

COUNTRIES 
Austria
Belgium?
China?
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cuba?
Ecuador
France?
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
India
Romania
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
United States of America
Yemen
Nigeria
YugoslaviaObserver State