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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

23 September 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1833 (2008) [on extension of the authorization of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF)]

22 September 2008 | 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 5932nd meeting, 11 July 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan"]

11 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Special report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1806 (2008) on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

3 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Consolidated List established and maintained by the 1267 Committee with respect to Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden, and the Taliban and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them

3 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) [on continuation of measures imposed against the Taliban and Al-Qaida]

30 June 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1817 (2008) [on the production and trafficking of drugs in Afghanistan]

11 June 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council Resolution 1806 (2008) [on extention of the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)]

20 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 1776 (2007) The situation in Afghanistan

19 September 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter Dated 15 August 2007 from the Secretary-General Addressed to the President of the Security Council

15 August 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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