United Nations Security Council Military Staff Committee (MSC)

Comité d'état-major du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies (CEM)

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1946, New York NY (USA), by Article 47 of the Charter of United Nations (UN), as the military organ of United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Previously also referred to in French as Comité des chefs d'état-major du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies (CEM).


Advise and assist the Security Council on all questions relating to its military requirements for the maintenance of international peace and security, employment and command of forces, the regulation of armaments and possible disarmament; responsible for the strategic direction of any armed forces placed at the Council's disposal.

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The Chairman personally performs liaison between MSC and the Secretary-General. Liaison Officer acts under the authority of both the Chairman of the MSC and the Secretary-General for the purpose of exchanging information, transmitting pertinent documents and arranging for conferences between them.


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Chinese, English, French, Russian.


Members in 5 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Staff
  • Defence
    • Military
    • Arms
  • Strategy
    • Strategy
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
    • Disarmament
  • Security
    • Security
  • Peace
    • Peace

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



Last News Received

22. Jul 2003
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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