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UN Security Council

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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Resolution 457 (1979) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2178th meeting, on 4 December 1979

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

Resolution 5 (1946) of 8 May 1946

8 May 1946 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 3 (1946) of 4 April 1946

4 April 1946 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2 (1946) of 30 January 1946

30 January 1946 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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