Humanitarian Advancement and Security Committee (HASCOM)
Aftermath of WW3
Fellow Delegates from all over the world,
In the past we can observe a political development in which the international community braced itself after each incisive crisis. The bigger the scale of the conflict, the bigger were the cohesion afterwards. We can see the appearance of institution like the Congress of Vienna, the League of Nations and the United Nations, all emerging from interstate war. That poses the eligible question if war holds the possibility of a more effective, more secure cooperation. Does it maybe need a decisive event to realize the advantages?
However, the burden placed on your shoulders is heavy.
You will be taken into a fictional aftermath scenario of a Third World War. In an already collapsed global order you’ll have to re-secure possible international coexistence and steer your interests through uncertain diplomacy and sporadic mutual aid.
Thus, considering impulsive crises can happen, this committee runs under particular circumstances.
While there are only remains of norms of a former legal system, you will have to prevent the collapsing international community from sliding into new conflicts, avoid upcoming crises and foster peace efforts.
Usually a state-centered interest is geared towards the stabilization of its own integrity and defending its sovereignty against potential harm to ensure its statehood.
Yet, as surviving people are circulating all over the world, you have no certainty of borders and territory. So, there might be a slight chance to derogate from the old structures and enforce a new more effective order. You should get familiar with other forms of Governance, especially in destabilizes areas of limited or failed statehood.
Will you take the challenge?
Oscar Prust, Under-Secretary General
Study Guide: HASCOM