The United Nations Security Council is one of the principal organs of the United Nations responsible for promoting international peace and security, recommending the admission of the new UN members to the UNGA and approving any changes to the UN Charter. It is only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions on the member states.
It consists of 15 members, with 5 being permanent (US, UK, Russia, France and China). Recently, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Albania, Ghana and Gabon were chosen as the non-permanent members of this council. This is Ghana’s first time to serve the UNSC.