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Security Council

n.
The permanent peacekeeping organ of the United Nations, composed of five permanent members (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and ten elected members.

Security Council

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a permanent organ of the United Nations established to maintain world peace. It consists of five permanent members (China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US) and ten nonpermanent members

Secu′rity Coun`cil


n.
the committee of the United Nations charged with maintaining international peace and security.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Security Council - a permanent council of the United Nations; responsible for preserving world peace
UN, United Nations - an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
council - a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"
Translations
turvallisuusneuvosto

Security Council

n the Security Councilil Consiglio di Sicurezza
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