Security Council Chamber was a gift from Norway, designed
by the Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg.
central feature of the Security Council Chamber is the oil
canvas mural painted by the Norwegian artist Per Krogh. It
depicts a phoenix rising from its ashes, as a symbol of the
world being rebuilt after the Second World War. Above the
dark sinister colours at the bottom different images in bright
colours symbolizing the hope for a better future are depicted.
Equality is symbolized by a group of people weighing out grain
for all to share.
blue and gold silk tapestry on the walls and in the draperies
by the East River windows features the anchor of faith, the
growing wheat of hope, and the heart of charity.
Charter gives the Security Council the main responsibility
for maintaining international peace and security. As the "emergency
room" of the UN, it has to be ready to meet at any time if
there is a threat to peace.
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