500. Security Council: functions and powers.

500.     Security Council: functions and powers.

The Security Council1 has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security2. The members of the United Nations agree that, in carrying out its duties in this respect, the Security Council acts on their behalf3. They agree to accept and carry out the Security Council's decisions4 in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations5. Binding Security Council resolutions may authorise that which would otherwise be illegal under international law6. In the event of a conflict between obligations under the Charter