In the film The Avengers, Nick Fury takes orders from a shadowy group called 'The Council'. They appear to be made up of people from different countries, at least based on their accents and a bit of dialogue. They mention that SHIELD is an international covert organization, so presumably the Council is also international. There was an American white male, a European white female, a SE Asian male (who never speaks), and maybe a middle-eastern male (I'm uncertain where this fellow's accent was from) on The Council.
On screen, I didn't see any indicators of what locations they were each in. There wasn't any dialogue that pointed to who they were or where they were from. Do we know who or what these Council members are representatives of?