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  • proper n. The permanent international peacekeeping organ of the United Nations.


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  • Kolkata, Oct 30: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Friday exuded confidence that India would bag a non-permanent member's seat in the UN Security Council from the Asian quota for 2011-12.


  • The application is then referred to the UN Security Council, at which at least nine members must vote to recommend the application to the General Assembly, but which is subject to a potential veto by any of the five permanent members;

    Ziad J. Asali, M.D.: ATFP Backgrounder on the Question of Palestinian UN Initiatives

  • The nearly 40 vetoes the United States has cast to protect Israel in the UN Security Council are the tip of iceberg.

    Sharmine Narwani: Chas Freeman Lets Rip on Israel as a Strategic Liability

  • Strengthening the economic and diplomatic ties with India: Obama announced important economic deals with India, and his support for India getting a permanent membership in the UN Security Council was a clear sign that the momentum driving the partnership between the world's two largest democracies was accelerating.

    Leon T. Hadar: Obama's Choice: Military Quagmires or Economic Opportunities

  • The key recommendation of Goldstone which the US opposes is to get a credible investigation into the Israeli war crimes that the Goldstone commission found evidence of in Gaza Strip, and the UN Security Council is the only body that can move forward and demand an investigation.

    The first anniversary of Gaza massacre

  • But he also slammed the United Nations for failing to stop dozens of wars, called it ineffectual - much the way many neo-Cons have - and he called the UN Security Council a terror council that puts too much power in the hands of the United States, the Russians, the Chinese, France, and the United Kingdom.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2009

  • The protracted battle underway between Venezuela and Guatemala over one of the Latin American Regional Group's non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council is a case study in the bedeviling dynamics of the UN General Assembly.

    Suzanne Nossel: Don't Cry for Me Venezuela

  • A League is likely to lack legitimacy not just among autocracies but also among Europe's democracies, for whom approval from the UN Security Council is the litmus test of legitimate action.

    Patrick Barry: Happy U.N. Day!

  • The UN Security Council is the primary entity mandated to decide on threats to the international community and it is also empowered to take (coercive) action to mitigate those threats.

    Climate Change and Foreign Policy~ Chapter 5

  • But actually the phase when he internationalized this episode and took it to the UN Security Council was the phase when things appeared to be going around.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2007


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