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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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Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in Afghanistan

17 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Resolution 1746 (2007) The Situation in Afghanistan

23 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security

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

Resolution 1707 (2006) The Situation in Afghanistan

12 September 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General: The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for Peace and Security

11 September 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council Resolution 1662 (2006) The situation in Afghanistan

23 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council Resolution 1659 (2006) The situation in Afghanistan

15 February 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The situation in Afghanistan

23 November 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council Resolution 1623 (2005)The situation in Afghanistan

13 September 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The situation in Afghanistan

23 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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