The United Nations General Assembly is the principal deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Created under Chapter IV of the Charter of the United Nations, it is the only organ which gives equal representation to all the member nations, with each of the 193 nations having one vote. Headquartered in New York City, the Assembly meets from September to December each year and then again from January to August, if required. Representatives debate and make decisions on issues such as international peace and security, the admittance of new members, and the UN budget. Decisions on these issues are decided by a two-thirds majority. Other matters are decided by simple majority.
Since the disastrous 9/11 attacks, terrorism is on the rise. Al Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Taliban are some of the terrorist groups posing a threat to international peace and security. But the question that we must turn our attention to is “who are aiding these terrorist groups?” Terrorism requires money to operate and spread. Terrorism financing is a phenomenon that threatens the economic and financial stability of the entire world. It is thus, of supreme importance for the United Nations to disrupt the Financial Networks to ensure that these terror groups cannot function effectively on a global as well as regional scale.
We at BMVBMUN seek to find solutions to solve the problem of Terror Financing in our journey to combat terrorism. Delegates shall be discussing the financial as well as the military aid received by the terror groups and frame resolutions to restrain the capacity of terrorist groups to commit the deadly attacks.