United Nations Security Council
De-escalation and Deterrence of inter-state conflict in the wake of Russia-Ukraine hostilities
“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”
The United Nations Security Council is vested with the responsibility of maintaining international peace and security. Back in February 2022, Vladimir Putin unleashed a hostile war in Europe on the pretext that “modern, Western-leaning Ukraine was a constant threat and Russia could not feel safe, develop and exist.”
According to the United Nations, as of now, there have been 8,766 civilian casualties in Ukraine as a result of the war – that includes 4,031 people killed, including 261 children, and 4,735 people injured, including 406 children. As bombs tear through buildings, monuments, public utilities and miles of roads, Ukraine has lost about $92 billion to infrastructural damage. Besides that, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has triggered seismic reverberations across the globe – a surging refugee crisis, unprecedented economic sanctions and a shakeup of global relationships, including a reinvigorated NATO.
In this committee, delegates will address the impact of this war, find solutions and be a part of global policy-making to find a way to ease the conflict. For this purpose, we bring to you a simulation of the United Nations Security Council at the Strawberry Fields High School Model United Nations 2022 with the agenda, De-escalation and Deterrence of inter-state conflict in the wake of Russia-Ukraine hostility.