Suez Crisis

The Suez Crisis of 1956 was a turning point in international relations that entangled nations in a complex web of geopolitics. Originating from the nationalization of the Suez Canal by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, the crisis quickly escalated as Israel, the United Kingdom, and France sought to protect their interests in the region. This cataclysmic event revealed the fragility of international relations but underscored the challenges of balancing national interests with global stability. Wide-ranging effects of the incident included a shift in global relations and a test of the UN's crisis mediation capabilities. The Suez Crisis turned into a hotbed of diplomatic complications as states struggled with their vulnerabilities and the need for humanitarian help. The decisions made by delegates had an impact on both their nation and the whole globe.

As significant stakeholders, delegates must consider the interests of the nations they represent. In the complex geopolitical environment of 1956, delegates must balance their vulnerabilities, fragile international relations, and the demands of humanitarian aid. They must collaborate and make compromises to resolutions that will benefit all parties and test the effectiveness of the United Nations. In doing so, delegates must consider their national interests and the impact of their decisions on the future of their nation and the world when dealing with the crisis in an area that was enormously important. Delegates will apply their knowledge of their allocated country's position and historical actions to jointly work toward resolutions that represent the challenges and tense diplomatic intricacies of the Suez Crisis. An intermediate level of experience is recommended for this committee. If there are any questions regarding the committee, please send an email to the dais at

Topic A: Addressing the Immediate Humanitarian, Trade, and Military Effects of the Crisis

Topic B: Promoting International Cooperation to Ensure the Sovereignty of the Suez Canal