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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

6 April 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council Resolution 1536 (2004) on extending United Nations Mission in Afghanistan for an additional period of 12 months from the date of adoption of this resolution

26 March 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

19 March 2004 | 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

30 December 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to Afghanistan, 31 October to 7 November 2003

11 November 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1510 (2003) on ISAF, Afghanistan

13 October 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

23 July 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in Afghanistan"]

18 June 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council Resolution 1471 (2003) on the situation in Afghanistan

28 March 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council Resolution 1453 (2002) on the situation in Afghanistan

24 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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