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Marina Anastasia Latariya
UNSC Chair
University Komenského Bratislava


Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.

The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

The Security Council also recommends to the General Assembly the appointment of the Secretary-General and the admission of new Members to the United Nations. And, together with the General Assembly, it elects the judges of the International Court of Justice.

Combating the spread of terrorism by targeting the world wide web

Combating terrorism is one of the main goals of every country and international organization functioning now. This task is made easier and at the same time harder with the use of the World Wide Web (further mentioned as “the Internet”). On one hand, the Internet made it easier to spot terrorist activity on social networks and through browser history, on the other hand the popularity of the social networks and the dark web has served as the perfect anonymous platform for terrorist recruitment and communication across long distances.

One of the main platforms of terrorist recruitment are Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Telegrams and many others. These social networks have served as tools of terrorist, even with various security measures undertaken by the owners of the social networks. For example, Twitter deleted around 235 000 accounts from February 2016 till April 2016, however even this initiative is minuscule compared to the amount of accounts controlled by terrorist organizations. For every account the social network closes 5 more appear in its place. Online recruitment has become of the main battle grounds against terrorism in our times. That is why the world must adapt and understand the new forms of terrorism, to efficiently combat them.