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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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Security Council resolution 1868 (2009) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)]

23 March 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Security Council mission to Afghanistan, 21 to 28 November 2008

12 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan

10 November 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

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