CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 2016

Security Council evaluates German power outage for perpetrators, potential solutions


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As a result of the urgent crisis update, which notified the Security Council (UNSC) of a massive power outage caused in some German infrastructure that provides power, the UNSC has been working diligently in order to address and resolve this event.


“This council, in a resolution, should address the initiation of an investigation,” explained the representative of the United Kingdom. “Moreover, [the UNSC] should, in that resolution, specifically define state-sponsored attacks to make ‘less wiggle room’ to get out of a potential punishment or a veto on a resolution.”


The American delegation continued: “The time to name and shame is here. The very core of the power of our nation is threatened and we must take action in a timely manner. Reconnaissance and intelligence gathering will be necessary to find out who the perpetrator is.”


However, the representative of Sweden has addressed concerns about “possible infringement on national sovereignty” due to “a potential resolution breaching private German servers.” 


The United Kingdom echoes the sentiments of Sweden and “wants to ensure that a potential investigation does not turn into a witch hunt.”


At press time, Security Council delegates have proposed a potential investigation, the specifics of which have not been entirely drafted yet. The committee is interested in bringing in a non-member speaker from the German Cabinet to approve their actions.