United Nations Secretariat in New York

Representing the United States at the United Nations

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) serves as the United States’ delegation to the United Nations. In 1947, USUN was created by an act of Congress to assist the President and the Department of State in conducting United States policy at the United Nations. Learn more about the U.S. Mission here.

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U.S. Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

United States Security Council Presidency September 2018

The UN Security Council was established by the UN Charter, and it’s primary responsibility is to work to maintain international peace and security. There are 193 members of the United Nations, and 15 members of the UN Security Council: the five permanent members (China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and 10 non-permanent members elected to two-year terms. For the month of September, the United States is serving as President of the Security Council, a position that rotates every month among the 15 Council members.