UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
The United Nations Security Council was established by the UN Charter as one of six primary organs and holds the highest authority of any council or committee in the United Nations. According to the Charter, the UNSC has four responsibilities: 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. The UNSC is the only organ of the United Nations that holds any legal mandate and operates under both Chapter VI and VII of the UN Charter, allowing it to create legally binding resolutions when operation under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. The Council is comprised of 15 members. Of the 15 members, 5 are permanent members; the United States of America, The United Kingdom, The Republic of France, The People's Republic of China, and The Russian Federation. The permanent members also hold veto powers that allow them to block a resolution at will. The other 10 members are elected onto the council with staggered two year terms. Elections are held every year to vote in 5 new members at a time.
The United Nations Security Council will be operating as a part of the Crisis simulation. The rules of procedure remain the same. Please read the Crisis Study Guide to understand how participation of the UNSC in the Crisis simulation will be conducted.
Topic A: South China Sea
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