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Security Council

Syllabification: Se·cu·ri·ty Coun·cil

Definition of Security Council in English:

A permanent body of the United Nations seeking to maintain peace and security. It consists of fifteen members, of which five (China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US) are permanent and have the power of veto. The other members are elected for two-year terms.

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