Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations
The Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations was established in 1965 to closely monitor and uphold the principles of UN Peacekeeping. There are fourteen ongoing peacekeeping operations and fifty-seven that have been completed in the past. These operations vary greatly from one to another, with UNAMID helping to advance the political process in Darfur and UNMISS protecting civilians and monitoring human rights in South Sudan. In the end, they all work to promote international peace and relate closely to the scope of SPECPOL, the committee of the General Assembly to which the Special Committee reports on topics such as financing and operation progress.
Committee Topics and Background Guide
Topic A: Review of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)
Topic B: Improving the Efficacy and Oversight of Peacekeeping OperationsAvailable November 30, 2018
Letter from the Chair
Dear Honorable Delegates,
I want to personally welcome you to JHUMUNC XXII and I hope you have an amazing time! My name is Aileen Feng and I will be serving as your chair for the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations. For some background on myself, I am currently a freshman at Johns Hopkins University, planning to major in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology. I have been involved with Model UN since my sophomore year of high school and have competed in collegiate conferences. I am excited to continue my Model UN career with JHUMUNC. Outside of JHUMUNC, I am a member of the Blue Key Society and am involved with MEDLIFE. You can also find me either at any coffee shop on campus, napping, or hanging out with my friends.
This year, we will be discussing both the Review of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan and Improving the Efficacy and Oversight of Peacekeeping Operations. Both issues are very comprehensive and relevant in ensuring international peace and stability. I cannot wait for all of your perspectives and solutions for these two issues as UN Peacekeeping can be controversial in terms of its effectiveness. Certain peacekeeping forces have even been criticized for corruption and abuse. It is thus our responsibility as a committee to ensure that any and all Peacekeeping Operations uphold the standards, values, and goals they were intended to do.
I hope you are all ready to actively participate and collaborate with other delegates to create a thorough resolution for these topics. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me! My dais and I cannot wait to meet all of you in February!
Looking forward to meeting you,
Chair, Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations
JHUMUNC Session XXII