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UN Security Council

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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Resolution 447 (1979) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2139th meeting, on 28 March 1979

28 March 1979 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 428 (1978) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2078th meeting, on 6 May 1978

6 May 1978 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 387 (1976) adopted by the Security Council at its 1906th meeting,on 31 March 1976

31 March 1976 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 163 (1961) of 9 June 1961

9 June 1961 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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