UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL (SC)

 

TopicThe Kashmir conflict. SDG: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Language: English

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, charged with primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions; it is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. Five powerful countries sit as “permanent members” along with ten elected members with two-year terms. UNSC dispatches military operations, imposes sanctions, mandates arms inspections, deploys election monitors and more.

 

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