Since its establishment, the SC has been granted the highest responsibility for maintenance of international peace and security. Comprising fewer Member States than the all-encompassing General Assembly, it was to provide a more flexible and swifter decision-making in times of crises. Also, born directly after World War II., it was to permanently bring together the greatest powers of the world and thus ensure, no similar atrocities will ever be repeated.
While protecting international peace and security, the SC has been given the right of decision-making on behalf of all Member States of the UN. In other words, resolutions produced by the SC are binding for all members of the UN.