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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: 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 1596 (2005) [on enforcement of measures imposed by Security Council resolutions 1493 (2003) and 1552 (2004) on arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo]

3 May 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter Dated 18 April 2005 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

19 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation Concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

12 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council Resolution 1592 (2005) on Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Seventeenth report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

15 March 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation Concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

2 March 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Accordance with Paragraph 6 of Security Council Resolution 1552 (2004)

25 January 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Sixteenth report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

31 December 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation Concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo

7 December 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council Resolution 1565 (2004) on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1 October 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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