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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: Angola (2016), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) 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 1388 (2002) on the situation in Afghanistan

15 January 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council Resolution 1386 (2001) on the situation in Afghanistan

20 December 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the humanitarian implications of the measures imposed by Security Council resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) on the territory of Afghanistan under Taliban control

18 December 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1383 (2001) on the situation in Afghanistan

6 December 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security Report of the Secretary-General

6 December 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council Resolution 1378 (2001) on the situation in Afghanistan

14 November 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

17 August 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1363 (2001) on the situation in Afghanistan

30 July 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the humanitarian implications of the measures imposed by Security Council resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) on Afghanistan

13 July 2001 | 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

19 April 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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