U.S. Security Council Presidency

United Nations Security Council Chamber

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. As Security Council President, the United States will be responsible for setting the agenda for the month, organizing meetings, managing the distribution of information to Council members, issuing statements, and communicating the Council’s actions to the public.

September Program of Work

09/20/2018: UN Security Council Press Statement on Developments in the Horn of Africa Region

09/20/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

09/20/2018: Ambassador Haley Previews U.S. Priorities for the 73rd UN General Assembly High-Level Week

09/18/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

09/18/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Syria

09/17/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

09/17/2018: Additional Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Nonproliferation and the Implementation and Enforcement of UN Sanctions on North Korea

09/17/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Nonproliferation and the Implementation and Enforcement of UN Sanctions on North Korea

09/14/2018: Statement from the U.S. Mission on a UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea Sanctions

09/13/2018: Press Release: Ambassador Haley on Russia’s Interference in a UN Report on North Korea Sanctions

09/13/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

09/12/2018: Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s Inaugural Statement to the Human Rights Council

Remarks at the Presentation of the 2017 Annual Report of the Security Council to the UN General Assembly

09/12/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on UN Peacekeeping Operations

UN Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Kabul and Nangarhar, Afghanistan

09/11/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Syria

09/11/2018: Ambassador Nikki Haley's Tribute and moment of Silence for 911 Victims at the UN Security Council Session today on Syria

09/10/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Arria-Formula Meeting on Venezuela as a Case Study in Corruption, Peace, and Security

09/10/2018: Ambassador Nikki Haley's Remarks at a UN Security Council Stakeout on Corruption and Conflict

09/10/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Corruption and Conflict

09/07/2018: UN Security Council Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau

09/07/2018: Statement by the U.S. Mission to the UN on President Trump Chairing a UN Security Council Meeting

09/07/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Idlib

09/07/2018: UN Security Council Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau

09/07/2018: Statement by the U.S. Mission to the UN on President Trump Chairing a UN Security Council Meeting

09/07/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Idlib

09/06/2018: UN Security Council Press Statement on Libya

09/06/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

09/06/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Salisbury Investigation

09/06/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)

09/05/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Libya

09/05/2018: UN Security Council Press Statement on UN Consultations with Yemeni Parties

09/05/2018: United Nations Security Council Stake on Nicaragua

09/05/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Nicaragua

09/05/2018: Press Release: Ambassador Haley to Chair UN Security Council Meeting on Idlib, Syria

09/04/2018: U.S. Security Council Presidency Press Briefing at the United Nations

09/04/2018: Remarks at the Conclusion of a UN Security Council Meeting on the Security Council’s September Program of Work

09/04/2018: Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Security Council's September Program of Work

09/04/2018: Press Release: Ambassador Haley Announces President Trump’s Priorities for UN General Assembly High-Level Week 2018

09/03/2018: Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Announcement of a Guilty Verdict in the Trial of Reuters Journalists in Burma