United Nations Security Council

United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of six main parts of the United Nations. The Security Council deals with maintaining peace and security between nations.


There are 15 members of the UNSC but only five are permanent members. They are:

The ten temporary seats are held for two years with member states (countries) voted in by the United Nations General Assembly on a regional basis. The Presidency of the Security Council (i.e. the leadership) is rotated alphabetically each month. As of 2017, the 10 temporary members are:[1]

  1. Bolivia
  2. Egypt
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Italy
  5. Japan
  6. Kazakhstan
  7. Senegal
  8. Sweden
  9. Ukraine
  10. Uruguay
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