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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

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

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

12 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council Resolution 1589 (2005) on the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

24 March 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan

26 November 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

12 October 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council Resolution 1563 (2004) on the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)

17 September 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security; Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan

12 August 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

15 July 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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