Weapons Council

Introduction “Article 26 Reviews”

Article 36 of Additional Protocol I of the 1949 Geneva Conventions imposes an obligation on states to conduct a process, often referred to as a ‘weapon review’ (or colloquially: an ‘Article 36 review), to assess the lawfulness of the procurement of all new weapons.


In this simulation students will evaluate the legitimate security needs of a specified country, its history of fulfilling legal obligations, and the political / strategic environment in which it is enmeshed in consideration of it application to acquire new and or advanced weapons systems. The ultimate objective will be to forge an international treaty which effectively and comprehensively deals with these issues.


Delegation Representatives

Security Council



Liv                                    2

NATO – Europe

April                               15


Anastasiya                    19


Natalia                            6


Parties to the Conflict


Syrian Regime

Kayla                               7

Iran / Hezbollah

Jesse                             17

Gulf Cooperative Council

Kailyn                            14


Omed                            10

North Korea

Rawa                               3


John                              20


International  Regimes / Orgs


OPCW / Australia Group

Jacqueline                     16


Rachel                             8

IAEA/NSG/Zangger ++

Alex                                 4


Gabrielle                       12

UN Office of Disarmament Affairs

Mark                              13


Dominic                          5


Position Papers

Country Briefs

Participants to the Conflict

Position of the GCC

Kailyn Ribble -- April 17, 2018
First Committee of the General Assembly: Disarmament and International Security Modernization is a crucial element to a strong state in the international sphere. Saudi Arabia and the other members of the GCC are working to modernize the member nations and reassert primacy in the Middle East. The conflict in Syria has had extreme and lasting Read More

Syria Position

Kayla Duran -- April 16, 2018
The ongoing conflict in Syria between rebel and unfounded regimes and terrorists is an ongoing concern to the government and leader Bashar Al Assad. The Syrian civil war has been of cause for concern of several unwarranted countries interests. Since the beginning of the Civil War in 2011, the Syrian government has fought to end Read More

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Rawa Aziz -- April 16, 2018

Israel’s Position on regional affairs

Omed Isam -- April 15, 2018

Islamic Republic of Iran Position

Jesse Nickerson -- April 15, 2018

International Regimes/Organizations

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

Mark Ortiz -- April 17, 2018
THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISARMAMENT AFFAIRS (UNODA) Endorses the vision of promoting disarmament by overseeing efforts to deal with weapons of mass destruction (WMD), conventional weapons, and the arms trade. Upholds norm-setting in the area of disarmament through the work of the United Nations General Assembly. Fosters disarmament efforts through dialogue and transparency

Position of Interpol

Dominic Capolungo -- April 16, 2018
Dominic Capolungo Position of Interpol on Arms Control in the Middle East Interpol is an international institution that works on being the world police.  The goal for Interpol is to take individuals from the 192 member states and increase cooperation among states on the matter of a variety international security concerns.  We hope to act Read More

Wassanaar Arrangement Position

Gabrielle Mueller -- April 16, 2018

IAEA Position

Alexander Berg -- April 16, 2018
I: Stated mission and goals of nuclear oversight and non-proliferation organizations. In cooperative unison the IAEA, NSG and Zangger++ international regimes and organizations strive to affirm steadfast cooperation between states to safeguard the responsible use, disposal and proliferation of peaceful nuclear energy. From individual member state participation, our organizations have amassed and implemented imperative safeguards Read More

MTCR Position Paper

Rachel Gooding-Lord -- April 16, 2018
Co-Chair Rachel Gooding-Lord of Finland Missile Technology Control Regime Conference on Syrian Conflict Forming International Guidelines for Member and Non-Member States for the Counter Proliferation of Missile Technologies.  The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) strongly believes in the importance of regulating and restricting the proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems, unmanned air vehicles, and related Read More

Australia Group/OPCW Position

Jacqueline Young -- April 15, 2018
Australia Group/OPCW Position The Australia Group is a relatively informal forum of countries that works hard to ensure that exports around the world do not lead to the development of chemical or biological weapons. We work tirelessly to ensure that our participants satisfy the requirements that are set forth by both the Chemical Weapons Convention Read More

Treaty / Resolution Text

Treaty Text Verification

Dominic Capolungo -- May 1, 2018
Verification and Enforcement Each State Party shall take appropriate measures to enforce national laws and regulations that implement the provisions of this Treaty, This may include but is not limited to: -Political sanctions -Economic sanctions -Military action Each Party State shall work alongside International Organizations to assist in investigations, verification and enforcement, Each Party State Read More

US-Israel Resolution

Omed Isam -- April 25, 2018  

Treaty text

Kayla Duran -- April 23, 2018
Kayla Duran – Ambassador of Syria (Sorry this is so late thw sit kept saying I wasn’t authorized to post, some security issue??) Preamble The States Parties to this Treaty, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,   Recalling Article 26 of the Charter of the United Nations which Read More

Turkish objections and recommendations to U.N. Charter

John Wurok -- April 22, 2018
Ambassador Wurok From: Turkey To: United Nations The General Assembly, My follow brethren, since its inception, the United Nations has produced successes as well as failures. In so far, the United Nations has succeeded in preventing another global war. Yet, it has failed to prevent genocides in the global south from happening. In addition, it Read More

Article 21 Signature, Ratification, Acceptance or Accession

Mark Ortiz -- April 22, 2018
Article 21 Signature, Ratification, Acceptance or Accession This Treaty shall be valid upon a two-thirds supermajority vote of a combination of Security Council Members and Parties to the Conflict Members.  Each signatory State will be given the opportunity of ratification, acceptance or approval of the Treaty.  Once a two-thirds supermajority of the Signatory Parties is reached, Read More

Treaty Text-Russia

Anastasiya Tkachenko -- April 22, 2018  
The States Parties to this Treaty, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Recalling Article 26 of the Charter of the United Nations which seeks to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources, Read More

The People’s Republic of Korea Treaty

Rawa Aziz -- April 21, 2018
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Treaty Excerpts

Natalia Corbo -- April 21, 2018

Treaty Text – International Disarmament Action Group

Rachel Gooding-Lord -- April 21, 2018
International Disarmament Action Group   Seeking: International cooperation, transparency, and technology denial   Group members: Rachel (MTCR), Brielle (Wassenaar Group), Jacqueline (OPCW), Alex (IAEA)   Additionally: Dominick (Interpol), Mark (UNODA)   Treaty for Conventional Weapons Disarmament in the Middle East (obviously this name will change)   Preamble: The States Parties to this Treaty, Guided by Read More

Islamic Republic of Iran Resolution

Jesse Nickerson -- April 21, 2018

Treaty Enforcement

Dominic Capolungo -- April 20, 2018
Article 14 Enforcement: Each State Party shall take appropriate measures to enforce national laws and regulations that implement the provisions of this Treaty. This may include but is not limited to: -Political sanctions -Economic sanctions -Military action Each Party State will work alongside International Organizations to assist in investigations, verification and enforcement.  


Kailyn Ribble -- April 20, 2018
Emphasizing a ban the use of weapons against the unarmed civilians in the region Recognizing the legitimacy of arms trade activities by the states in the region whose intentions are defensive and doesn’t involve violation of any state’s sovereignty and human rights abuse Underlining the need to prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional Read More

Sample Documents

Intelligence Brief
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UN Resolution

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International Treaty

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