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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 : report of the Secretary-General

10 December 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Security Council Mission to Afghanistan, 21 to 24 June 2010

1 November 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1943 (2010) [on extension of the authorization of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF)]

13 October 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 40 of resolution 1917 (2010)

16 June 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1917 (2010) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)]

22 March 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security

28 December 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1904 (2009) [on continuation of measures imposed against the Taliban and Al-Qaida]

17 December 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6211th meeting, 29 October 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan"]

29 October 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1890 (2009) [on extension of the authorization of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF)]

8 October 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6162nd meeting, 15 July 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan"]

15 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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