Security Council

As stated in the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Although it has fifteen members, every member State of the United Nations is obliged to comply with its decisions.

The Security Council takes the lead in determining and eradicating any threats to international peace and tackling worldwide act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to the disputes it tackles with the aim of settling the conflict with peaceful means and thusly assists with their reconciliation. Notwithstanding its overall neutrality, in certain cases the Security Council may resort to imposing sanctions or even authorizing military operations for the maintenance of international peace and security.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations and new member States to the organization are all recommended to the General Assembly by the Security Council. The Council also partakes in the election of the judges for the International Court of Justice alongside the General Assembly.

Agenda items

  • Foreign military intervention in military conflicts
  • Private military and security companies