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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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Security Council Resolution 1555 (2004) on situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

29 July 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council Resolution 1552 (2004) on situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

27 July 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Accordance with Paragraph 10 of Security Council Resolution 1533 (2004)

15 July 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

22 June 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

14 May 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council Resolution 1533 (2004) on establishing a Committee of the Security Council consisting of all members of the Council to seek information from the states in the region regarding the actions taken by them to implement effectively the measures imposed by paragraph 20 of resolution 1493 and to comply with paragraphs 18 and 24 of the same resolution

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

Security Council Resolution 1522 (2004) on Integration and Restructuring of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic Of The Congo

15 January 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

20 November 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

19 November 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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