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  • welcome to the United Nations Security Council.

  • The one thing you need to know is that the Security Council is the most significant part of the U.

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  • Because it's supposed to protect and maintain international peace and security in the world.

  • The Security Council is made up of 15 different countries.

  • They sit here around this circular table.

  • Five countries have had permanent status since the start of the Security Council over 70 years ago.

  • They are the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China.

  • Their job is to determine if there is a threat to peace or an act of aggression somewhere in the world.

  • It often calls on sides to settle differences by peaceful means or send envoy's to start negotiations.

  • If things don't go well, it's the Security Council that approves punishment to enforce cooperation in the form of sanctions.

welcome to the United Nations Security Council.

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