Evatt is a simulation of the UN Security Council (UNSC), one of the principal organs of the United Nations and the UN body charged with the maintenance of international peace and security.
Its powers, exercised through UN Security Council resolutions, include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action.
It also plays a central role in admitting new Member States and appointing the UN Secretary-General. It sits in permanent session which means meetings can be held at a moment’s notice to respond to a global crisis.
Members of the UNSC
In 2020, the Security Council is composed of 15 Member States:
The Five Permanent Members: China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States and
Ten Non-Permanent Members: Belgium, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany, Indonesia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Tunisia and Viet Nam
The Evatt Competition runs on rules of procedure developed specifically for the competition, but which emulate the process of debate in the Security Council. Given the complexity of the Security Council, these rules, naturally, are quite complicated. Please read Section 2 ‘The Rules of Procedure’ of Procedure Cheat Sheet for a more summary overview of the rules of procedure.