Country Matrix

A. DISEC- Comprehensive Measures to Strengthen Cyber Security in the Wake of New Methods of Terrorism

As a society, we have increasingly become dependent on technology for our daily survival. Today, 46% of the world's population is connected to the internet. The ubiquity of the internet has exposed us to the horrors of cyber espionage, cyber warfare and cyber terrorism. The increasing prevalence of malicious cyber enabled activities has brought to light the unusual threat of cyber security that looms over our world. Malware attacks targeting individuals, governments and organisations have become commonplace and this committee seeks to discuss and deliberate not only theft of data stored and accessed through the internet, but also the repercussions that manipulating a data can have on individuals, organisations and by extension countries.

B. EU- Measures to Strengthen Eastern Europe in the Face of Rising Disturbance from Neighbouring Nations

Russia is at the helm of yet another militarization drive, this time in its own backyard, the former Soviet countries. Moscow's 2014 military intervention in Crimean Peninsula was only the start of its aggressive policies in Eastern Europe. Former Slavic nations have all strengthened military fronts, lest their former patriarch march on them with full force. NATO members in the Baltic Sea have also sought the help of the United States of America to counter the military threat posed by Kremlin. Some believe that it is the beginning of a 'new Cold War'. Russia's financial support to the conservative political parties in Western Europe has also become a cause of concern and is adding fuel to disturbances in the Eastern European region.

C. SC-Historic- Steps to Facilitate and Immediate End to the Vietnam Conflict

At the peak of the Cold War between the erstwhile Soviet Union and the United States, Vietnamese conflict was a standoff between the Communist government in North Vietnam and the democratic regime in South Vietnam. By 1965, American President Johnson had stationed 82,000 combat troops in South Vietnam. The Historic Security Council dates back to December 1967, shortly before which thousands of US soldiers and a million Vietnamese were killed. As tensions ran high around the globe, the UNSC seeks to provide a platform for impassioned debates and conclusive discussions to end the brutality of Vietnamese Conflict.

D. WHO- Steps to Reduce the Spread of Diseases like Ebola and Zika Virus in the African Subcontinent

Thousands of people have succumbed to death courtesy these deadly diseases in the impoverished nations of the African Subcontinent. The WHO designated both these diseases as international public health emergencies. Zika virus is caused by the bite of infected mosquitoes and no antidote to this deadly virus has been developed yet. Ebola is caused by establishing contact with infected animals. Though vaccines have been developed to cure Ebola, they haven't been completely successful. It is the prerogative of the WHO to ensure the prevention and elimination of such deadly diseases globally.

E. UNHRC- Protecting LGBTQ Rights in Developing Countries

The issue of Violence and Discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has been discussed on a multitude of government and international platforms. Still a vast majority of countries criminalize LGBTQ activities and obstruct the integration of affected individuals in society. Right to determine self-identity is a fundamental right of every human being, but unfortunately, this right is being violated by most of developing countries. The United Nations Human Rights Council seeks to bring dignity in the lives of people who do not fit in the conventional gender roles.