Security Council - Addressing Regional Instablity in Sudan and South Sudan
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the principal organs of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. Its powers, outlined in the United Nations Charter, include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action. Its powers are exercised through United Nations Security Council resolutions.
There are 15 members of the Security Council, consisting of five veto-wielding permanent members—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States and 10 elected non-permanent members with two-year terms. This basic structure is set out in Chapter V of the UN Charter. Security Council members must always be present at UN headquarters in New York so that the Security Council can meet at any time and be ready to respond quickly to a crisis.
The Security Council has worked with African Union to ensure stability in this region. Delegates mut be aware of the current issues, actions, successes and challenges in this region.
What is happening in this region?
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