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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 mission dispatched by the Secretary-General on the situation of prisoners of war in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq : note / by the Secretary-General

24 August 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 619 (1988) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2824th meeting, on 9 August 1988

9 August 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 612 (1988) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2812th meeting, on 9 May 1988

9 May 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 598 (1987) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2750th meeting, on 20 July 1987

20 July 1987 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 588 (1986) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2713th meeting, on 8 October 1986

8 October 1986 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 582 (1986) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2666th meeting, on 24 February 1986

24 February 1986 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Prisoners of war in Iran and Iraq : the report of a mission dispatched by the Secretary-General, January 1985

22 February 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 540 (1983) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2493rd meeting, on 31 October 1983

31 October 1983 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 522 (1982) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2399th meeting held on 4 October 1982

4 October 1982 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 461 (1979) adopted by the Security Council at its 2184th meeting,on 31 December 1979

31 December 1979 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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