The Five Permanent Members of the Security Council: Responsibilities and Roles

Overview

The Security Council is the arm of the United Nations tasked with the formidable responsibility of maintaining world peace. Guided by its five permanent members, the Security Council must weigh the pros and cons of every threat to world peace in order to reach a plan to prevent a conflict from spreading around the globe.

In this book, readers will learn about the founding of the United Nations and the establishment of the Security Council, the responsibilities given it by the UN...

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Overview

The Security Council is the arm of the United Nations tasked with the formidable responsibility of maintaining world peace. Guided by its five permanent members, the Security Council must weigh the pros and cons of every threat to world peace in order to reach a plan to prevent a conflict from spreading around the globe.

In this book, readers will learn about the founding of the United Nations and the establishment of the Security Council, the responsibilities given it by the UN Charter, how the Security Council is structured, and its response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. Finally, two of the major criticisms of the Security Council are discussed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422213469
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Pages: 88
  • Age range: 10 years

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
The Evolution of the United Nations     9
The Security Council and the UN Charter     19
The Security Council's Critics     37
The United States and the Security Council     43
China and the Security Council     51
France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the Security Council     59
Time Line     74
Glossary     77
Further Reading     81
For More Information     82
Reports and Projects     83
Bibliography     84
Index     85
Picture Credits     87
Biographies     88
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