UN Security Council
January 22, 2022
UN Security Council (French: United Nations Security Council, Russian: United Nations Security Council, Russian: ) - a permanent body of the United Nations, which, in accordance with Article 24 of the UN Charter, is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The Security Council is one of the six "main bodies" of the United Nations. In 1965, its membership was increased from 11 to 15 (first amendment to the UN Charter): five permanent members - Great Britain, China, the USSR, the United States, France - and ten members elected by the General Assembly for two years on a geographical basis . Five out of ten non-permanent members are re-elected each year. The UN Charter, as the founding act of this organization, contains many special rights in the world order of the five directly named permanent members of the Security Council, including the USSR, but there is no mention of the Russian Federation. Unlike other bodies. UN, only the Security Council has the right to make decisions that are binding on all UN members. The Security Council meets in New York when necessary. Ukraine was a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 1948–1949, 1984–1985, 2000–2001, and 2016–2017.