The South and East China Seas are both regions that are abundant in resources and its islands are currently heavily disputed territory by most of the Sinosphere. The committee’s focus will be shared between the South China Sea (SCS) and the East China Sea (ECS). While the SCS and ECS are in close proximity to each other, each of their respective disputes are inherently different, regardless if minor similarities. The committee will assemble as an impromptu meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in order to discuss the current state of the SCS and the ECS, given the massive amount of revenue generated through trade, energy resources like oil deposits and natural gas, as well as military presence in the region. The special function of the UNSC, being the only UN body that can pass legally binding resolutions for all its members, allots delegates the power to pass tangible policy.

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dessiree gonzalez / DIRECTOR

Dessiree Gonzalez is a junior studying International Relations and Political Science. She has always had a passion in conflict resolution. Desiree was born in Havana, Cuba and migrated to the US when she was 7 years old. Since then, she has always had an interest in international relations. While her main area of focus is in the Americas, she believes that the conflict in the SCS and ECS illustrates an interesting take on how disputed territory is dealt with. She joined the FIU Model UN team her freshman year and hope to continue throughout her collegiate career.  In her free time, Dessiree enjoy reading, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.