Permanent Members with “Veto Power”: United States · United Kingdom · France · Russian Federation · China|
“...Decisions on substantive matters require nine votes, including the concurring votes of all five permanent members. This is the rule of 'great power unanimity', often referred to as the 'veto' power. Under the Charter, all Members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council.
While other organs of the United Nations make recommendations to Governments,
the Council alone has the power to take decisions which Member States are obligated under the Charter to carry out.”