United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
Chairs: Eddie Li and Ryan Leung
Topic A: Stability in the Northern Triangle
The Northern Triangle is composed of three countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Originally, the name was created for commercial purposes, not for many of the violence issues we see today. The Northern Triangle was officially recognized on May 12, 1992 after the signing of the Declaration of Tuxtla Gutiérrez in 1991. This declaration paved the way for a framework between Central American countries, specifically those in the Northern Triangle, and Mexico. In 1996, a second summit was held in San José to reaffirm the commitment of countries towards the creation of a free trade zone and bilateral free trade negotiations. Finally, the Northern Triangle gained much of its popularity after the Mexico-Northern Triangle Free Trade Agreement, in 2000 and began enforcement in 2001, between March and June.
Topic B: North Korea and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Nuclear weapons were first introduced at the end of World War II by the United States. The two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first and only nuclear weapons to be used to date. However those events facilitated the process of nuclear proliferation, or the spread of nuclear weapons. Throughout the decades following World War II, several countries attempted to arm themselves with nuclear missiles.