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The Security Council has primary responsibility, under the UN Charter, for the maintenance of international peace and security. Organized to function continuously, a representative of each of its members must be present at all times at United Nations Headquarters. The Council consists of 15 members: five permanent members with veto power (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) and ten non-permanent members (Membership: Argentina (2014), Australia (2014), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Luxembourg (2014), Nigeria (2015), Republic of Korea (2014), Rwanda (2014)), five of which are elected each year by the General Assembly for a two-year term.  Website: www.un.org/en/sc/
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The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security

17 March 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in Afghanistan"]

16 December 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

The Situation in Afghanistan and its Implications for International Peace and Security

14 November 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in Afghanistan"]

9 July 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

The Situation in Afghanistan and its Implications for International Peace and Security

16 June 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in Afghanistan"]

16 April 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

The Situation in Afghanistan And Its Implications For International Peace And Security

26 November 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in Afghanistan"]

30 September 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in Afghanistan"]

15 February 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in Afghanistan"]

30 November 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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