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Topic Critical Infrastructure Protection in the context of Cybersecurity

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As defined in Chapter V of the UN Charter, the Security Council (UNSC) is one of the UN’s key organs. Compared to other organs such as the General Assembly, the UNSC enjoys extended powers, as outlined in Chapter VII of the Charter. They include the imposition of sanctions on Member States and the deployment of peacekeeping forces. Composed of fifteen member states, its primary task is maintaining and establishing peace around the world. Ten of which are non-permanent members, which are granted membership for two years before a follow up will take their seat. Five members (the P5) however are permanently represented. They are the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, France, the Republic of China, the United States of America and the Russian Federation, as a P5 state they also reserve the right to veto any SC resolution. Member States and representatives of other UN bodies are often invited to the UNSC to answer to questions or give speeches.

Topic | Critical Infrastructure Protection in the context of Cybersecurity

With the rapid development of technology many infrastructural systems like energy grids, water, health care etc. are connected to the internet. This connection makes these survival essential systems vulnerable for attacks. To protect citizens we have to protect these systems during conflicts and crises. Furthermore, general protection is necessary to prevent attacks that could lead to crises. The hacking of the US energy grid March this year is an example for the vulnerability of these systems. Therefore the UNSC is concerned which measures should be conducted by individual states, how we can ensure cooperation on this issue and how we proceed with state or non-state aggressors.

Country Matrix

Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bolivia Egypt Egypt Ethiopia Ethiopia Italy Italy Japan Japan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Senegal Senegal Sweden Sweden Ukraine Ukraine Uruguay Uruguay China China France France
Russian Federation Russian Federation United Kingdom United Kingdom United States USA Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Observer) Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran (Observer) Yemen Yemen (Observer)

Chairs

Florian Böhm

Chair

Honourable Delegates,
I’m Florian and I will be your chair for the UNSC at KAMUN 2018. I’m doing MUN since I began studying Political Science at the University of Mannheim in Germany three years ago. I participated at 12 conferences before and discovered my passion for chairing at KAMUN 2017. So I’m looking forward to participate at KAMUN 2018 again as a chair for the awesome UNSC and welcome you at this year’s edition of KAMUN.

Maria Krasnova

Chair

Dear future delegates,
I am honoured to be your chair for the United Nations Security Council at this year’s KAMUN. I am a third year student of psychology at the University of Konstanz. After starting MUN several years ago in high school, I still love the heated debates and fruitful discussions. I am currently the president of the United Nations Association Konstanz e.V.. So MUN became a greater part of my life lately. The topics of the UNSC are of great importance to us all. Cyber security will play a critical role in the future as cyber warfare is an emerging threat. Restrictions to cyber attacks have still not been agreed on. I hope to discuss the issue of cyber security in Karlsruhe this November. KAMUN is a great conference and a matter close to my heart as I had my chairing debut there last year. I am happy to return to Karlsruhe. Looking forward to meeting you!