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

2 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council Resolution 1807 (2008) [on renewal of measures on arms embargo against all non-governmental entities and individuals operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]

31 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1804 (2008) [on the situation in the Great Lakes region]

13 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 30 January 2008 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 : fifth report submitted by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Counter-Terrorism Committee pursuant to Security Council resolution 1373 (2001)

20 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 30 January 2008 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 : fourth report submitted by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Counter-Terrorism Committee pursuant to paragraph 6 of Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) concerning counter-terrorism

20 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1799 (2008) [on extension of measures on arms against the Democratic Republic of the Congo imposed by paragraph 20 of resolution 1493 (2003) as amended and expanded by paragraph 1 of resolution 1596 (2005)]

15 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1797 (2008) [authorizing the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assist the Congolese authorities in the organization, preparation and conduct of local elections]

30 January 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5828th meeting, 30 Jan. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

30 January 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1794 (2007) [on extension of the mandate and capacity of the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC)]

21 December 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5783rd meeting, 21 Nov. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

21 November 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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