Chapter V

The Security Council

Composition

Article 23

(1) The Security Council shall consist of fifteen members of the Renewed United Nations. The Kingdom of Germany and other peaceful states, nations or international legal personalities similar to states, the founding members or members of the Security Council appointed by the Governor-General shall be permanent members of the Security Council. The General Assembly shall elect other members of the Renewed United Nations to be non-permanent members of the Security Council, due regard being specially paid to the following considerations: in the first instance to the contribution of members of the Renewed United Nations to the maintenance of international peace and security and to the other purposes of the Organisation, and also to equitable geographical distribution.

(2) The non-permanent members of the Security Council shall be elected for a term of two years. A retiring member shall not be eligible for immediate re-election. Exceptions are admisssible by order of the Governor-General.

(3) Each member of the Security Council shall have one representative.

(4) Prior to the establishment of the Security Council, the Governing Council shall assume these functions.

Functions and powers

Article 24

(1) In order to ensure prompt and effective action by the Renewed United Nations, its members confer on the Security Council primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, and agree that in carrying out its duties under this responsibility the Security Council acts on their behalf.

(2) In discharging these duties the Security Council shall act in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Renewed United Nations. The specific powers granted to the Security Council for the discharge of these duties are laid down in Chapters VI, VII, VIII, and XII.

(3) The Security Council shall submit annual and, when necessary, special reports to the General Assembly for its consideration.

(4) The Security Council is subject to the directions of the Governing Council.

Article 25

The Members of the Renewed United Nations agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Governing Council and the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter.

Article 26

(1) In order to promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world's human and economic resources, the Security Council shall be responsible for formulating, with the assistance of the Military Staff Committee referred to in Article 47, plans to be submitted to the members of the Renewed United Nations for the establishment of a system for the regulation of armaments.

(2) In order to promote the establishment and maintenance of a free democratic basic order in all nations, so that the world’s human and economic resources are fairly distributed and used to promote peace, the Security Council in conjunction with the Governing Council and the Economic Council shall be commissioned to elaborate plans to be submitted to the members of the Renewed United Nations for the purpose of establishing new monetary systems (concerning issue, creation and distribution of the currency), new national financial and economic systems, new social systems and new supply systems for the population.

Voting

Article 27

(1) Each member of the Security Council shall have one vote.

(2) Decisions of the Security Council on procedural matters shall be made by an affirmative vote of seven members. Should the Security Council not consist of as many as eleven members, a two-thirds majority is required. Should this not be achieved, the Governing Council can intervene and has authority to issue directions.

(3) Decisions of the Security Council on all other matters shall be made by an affirmative vote of likewise seven members including the concurring votes of the permanent members; provided that, in decisions under Chapter VI, and under paragraph 3 of Article 52, a party to a dispute shall abstain from voting. Paragraph 2 of Article 27 applies accordingly.

(4) The Governor-General has a veto right in all questions which may encroach on the self-determination of the member states, may be serious risks for international peace or may only lead to restricted acts of warfare in individual nations, states or territories organised similar to states.

Procedure

Article 28

(1) The Security Council shall be so organised as to be able to function continuously. Each member of the Security Council shall for this purpose be represented at all times at the seat of the Organisation or at a locality determined by mutual agreement of the members or be able to reach such within 12 hours.

(2) The Security Council shall hold periodic meetings at which each of its members may, if it so desires, be represented by a member of the government or by some other specially designated representative.

(3) The Security Council may hold meetings at such places other than the seat of the Organisation as in its judgment will best facilitate its work

Article 29

The Security Council may establish such subsidiary organs as it deems necessary for the performance of its functions.

Article 30

The Security Council shall adopt its own rules of procedure.

Article 31

Any member of the Renewed United Nations which is not a member of the Security Council may participate, without vote, in the discussion of any question brought before the Security Council whenever the latter considers that the interests of that member are specially affected.

Article 32

Any member of the Renewed United Nations which is not a member of the Security Council or any state which is not a member of the Renewed United Nations, if it is a party to a dispute under consideration by the Security Council, shall be invited to participate, without vote, in the discussion relating to the dispute. The Security Council shall lay down such conditions as it deems just for the participation of a state which is not a member of the Renewed United Nations.