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UNSC Committee Description 

Perhaps the greatest difficulty of war de-escalation is the removal of its individualistic deep-rooted nuances, one of which is the involvement of privately owned and para-military groups. The Wagner Group, created in 2014 to support pro-Russia paramilitary groups in Ukraine, shocked the world by declaring war on Russian leadership amidst a raging war.

Delegates will explore the implications of this on both sides of the conflict while creating solutions to mitigate the detrimental effects the group has had and will continue to inflict. Bearing this exemplar of extreme para-military involvement in heavy conflict, delegates will address the potential usage of such groups in other existing and future conflicts to preserve global peace.

The China-Taiwan conflict has spanned decades and has involved multiple breaches of Taiwanese sovereignty by the People’s Republic of China, each offense exacerbating the issue even further than the last. Meanwhile, the 2024 Taiwanese Elections mark a monumental part of Taiwan’s history, but how will this change in leadership affect the implications of such breaches? Delegates will have to predict and plan for these potential consequences while addressing the deeply-rooted origins of the conflict and methods of its de-escalation to prevent future assertions of sovereignty.