The centerpiece to the SUNIA experience is the Mock Security Council that is held on Friday. Throughout the week, counsellors help students prepare to represent the foreign policy of a United Nations member state serving on the Security Council, with a focus on a specific topic. Students will learn the procedural rules of the Security Council from the councilors. They will also have one-on-one time with the councilors to learn about their assigned country's foreign policy, as well as the matrix of international relations that their countries inhabit. Students will come out of SUNIA with knowledge of international relations as it applies to the Security Council. 

Former Topics

  • 2017 - Non-Proliferation/DPRK
  • 2016 - The Situation in Syria
  • 2015 – The Question of Palestine
  • 2014 – The Situation in Mali
  • 2013 – The Situation in Syria
  • 2012 – The Situation in the Western Sahara
  • 2011 – The Situation in the Middle East
  • 2010 – The Situation in Somalia
  • 2009 – The Situation in Afghanistan
  • 2008 – The Situation in Iraq
  • 2007 - The Situation Concerning Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • 2006 - The Situation Concerning Lebanon and the Middle East
  • 2005 - The Situation Concerning the Sudan-Darfur
  • 2004 - The Conflict in the Western Sahara
  • 2003 - Rebuilding Iraq
  • 2002 - The Situation in the Middle East Including the Question of Palestine
  • 2001 - The Situation in Iraq
  • 2000 - The Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 1999 - The Situation in Kosovo
  • 1998 - The India-Pakistan Issue
  • 1997 - The Situation in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa
  • 1996 - The Civil War in Liberia
  • 1995 - The Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia
  • 1994 - The Situation in North Korea
  • 1993 - The Cambodian Conflict
  • 1991 - The Situation in the Middle East (Gulf War)
  • 1983 - The Situation in South Africa
  • 1981 - The Situation in Lebanon

This Year's Security Council Topic is Nuclear Non-Proliferation/DPRK