The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, the aim of which is, basically, to sustain international peace and security. The Security Council consists of 15 members, 5 are permanent seats with veto power (People's Republic of China, French Republic, Russian Federation, The United Kingdom and The United States of America) and 10 are non-permanent that are elected on a regional basis to serve two-year terms. Among the organs of the United Nations, the Security Council is the sole one whose decisions are binding for all members of the United Nations.

 

Topics:

A: Territorial disputes, claims and governance issues regarding the Arctic and the Arctic littoral states
B: Addressing the Cyprus Conflict

 

Level of Difficulty:Expert

 

Country matrix:

Permanent Members

China (People’s Republic of China)

France (French Republic)

Russia (Russian Federation)

United Kingdom

USA (United States of America)

 

Non-Permanent Members

Argentina

Australia

Canada

Denmark

Egypt

Greece

Israel

Japan

Norway

Turkey

 

Observers

Germany

New Zealand

Republic of Cyprus

South Africa

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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