GA Plenary: Special Session 2040 Director: Sloan Stephens
Halfway through the year 2040, the General Assembly Plenary has been called for an Emergency Special Session to face a crisis that will bring the international order to a breaking point. 95 years after the inception of the United Nations, countries around the world have begun to express intense frustrations with the structure and powers of the UN Security Council. Over the past twenty years, significant changes in the strength and presence of nations other than the “Power 5” who hold vetoes has changed the world balance of power, but the Security Council remains the same as it did at the end of World War II. After a series of world events that push many members to the brink, UN resolution 377 from the year 1950 directs the responsibility back to the GA Plenary, and an emergency session is called. The purpose of this session is simple only in name: Reform the UN Security Council. Delegates will have to tackle all aspects of this problem, have to compromise and have to get creative in their decision-making, or the United Nations system as we know it may not survive.