The United Nations of Earth Council was the ruling body of the United Nations of Earth (UNE) government from its inception in 2380 until the advent of the United Planets of Earth (UPE) in 2523. It was made up of an elected representative from each of the states (then called nations) on Earth (Sol III). The Council’s primary function was to exercise final approval of legislation that had passed through the Unified Senate, command the military, appoint diplomatic and judicial officers, and take the lead in policymaking. As the UNE expanded, Humans who resided on other worlds grew increasingly dissatisfied with their lack of representation on the Council. In response to this, the Council disbanded and was replaced with the Tribunal when the government transitioned into the UPE.