Security Council of The United Nations By aislin khleif

What is the United Nations?

Came to be in 1945

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. The United Nations has one central mission, according to the official UN.org website, that is to maintain international peace and security

Things the UN does to achieve this:

  • Prevents conflict
  • Help parties in conflict make peace
  • Creates conditions to allow peace to flourish
  • Protects human rights
  • Delivers humanitarian rights
  • Promotes sustainable development

Current Members of the UN

the council is made up of 15 members

The five permanent members and their flags

Five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Ten non-permanent members: Bolivia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Ukraine, and Uruguay

A closed meeting between the members

Each year the General Assembly elects 5 of the 10 non-permanent members for a two-year term. The ten seats are distributed based on region:

1. five for African and Asian States

2. one for Eastern European States

3. two for the Latin American and Caribbean States

4. two for Western European and other States.

Each member has 1 vote

There are over 65 countries hat have never been elected to become a member since 1946

The purpose of the United Nations Securtiy Council is to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

With this intent I believe that the United Nations Security Council holds a major significance in the task of creating and maintaining a peaceful world.

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Created with images by littlemisspurps - "United Nations building"

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