Security Council


: a permanent council of the United Nations with primary responsibility for maintaining peace and security

Examples of Security Council in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Ruto had conditions: his security team needed to make an assessment of the security situation, the operation needed to be green-lighted by the U.N. Security Council and the Kenyan parliament had to agree to the deployment. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 4 June 2024 So few members of the National Security Council or the Pentagon knew of the change that a Pentagon spokeswoman, Sabrina Singh, was still defending the old policy on Thursday afternoon in a briefing for reporters. Edward Wong, New York Times, 30 May 2024 The United Nations Security Council also held a moment of silence for Raisi, a gesture that not all European officials supported. Roland Oputa, The Mercury News, 30 May 2024 In an archival photo from 1985, President Ronald Reagan meets with the National Security Council to discuss the hijacking of TWA Flight 847. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 Whatever the majority meant in its 13-2 ruling, member countries can take their case to the United Nations Security Council, which could order Israel to stop its military incursion into Rafah at risk of sanctions. Ethan Bronner / Bloomberg, TIME, 27 May 2024 One concern among Israel’s leadership is that an injunction from the ICJ could precipitate a similar resolution by the U.N. Security Council, where Israel would rely on the United States to veto such a measure. Rob Schmitz, NPR, 23 May 2024 But the agreement has not yet been committed to writing or submitted to the United Nations Security Council, a prerequisite for the multinational security mission, or MSS, to begin. Michael Wilner, Miami Herald, 22 May 2024 Key state policies on nuclear, military and foreign affairs are decided by Ayatollah Khamenei and the Supreme National Security Council, while the Revolutionary Guards have been increasing their influence over the economy and politics. Erika Solomon, New York Times, 21 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Security Council was in 1944

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“Security Council.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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