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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

20 June 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5962nd meeting, 19 Aug. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

19 August 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5798th meeting, 11 Dec. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

11 December 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts

7 September 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

12 April 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter Dated 5 March 2007 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

12 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 25 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

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

Letter Dated 20 April 2004 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

23 April 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 16 July 2003 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

18 July 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 27 December 2001 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

6 June 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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