The United Nations Security Council (SC) is one of the most well-known councils within the United Nations. The council was founded in 1949 with the goal to maintain international peace and security for the decades to come. It consists of five permanent members (France, China, UK, USA, Russia), who are the so-called veto- powers and ten non-permanent members that are elected for two years. The council acts to respond to threats of international peace and security, such as conflicts and international terrorism and therefore has special rules under the UN Charter that go beyond other UN committees. They also act whenever there is a political settlement needed in conflicts and are the only committee that can deploy, change, supervise and monitor peacekeeping missions.
Topic 1: to be released
Permanent members*: People's Republic of China, USA, Russian Federation, UK, France
Non-permanent members: Bolivia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sweden
*These countries are given to experienced delegates as a priority.