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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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Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6213th meeting, 5 November 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

5 November 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and on the activities of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in that country

22 October 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1876 (2009) [on extension of the mandate of UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS) and the establishment of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS)]

26 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and on the activities of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in that country

10 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6105th meeting, 9 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

9 April 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and on the activities of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in that country

31 March 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6089th meeting, 3 Mar. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation of Guinea-Bissau"]

3 March 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

15 January 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and on the activities of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in that country

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5995th meeting, 15 Oct. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

15 October 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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