Discuss the role of Security Council in maintaining peace.
The functions of the Security Council related to maintaining world peace:
(i) At the time of war: The Security Council may call for cease fire to stop aggression or for cutting off communication links with the aggressor nation or severing diplomatic relations with it.
(ii) Investigatory role: They may investigate any dispute or situation which might lead to international friction. They can also recommends methods for adjusting such disputes.
(iii) Military action: Security Council may resort to military action. Such action may include operations by air, sea or land forces supplied by Member-Nations.
(iv) Admission of new members: New-members are admitted by a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.