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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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Letter Dated 2 October 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

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Middle East"]

26 June 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (for the period 6 December 2002 to 18 June 2003) [Israel and Syrian Arab Republic]

18 June 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

31 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Middle East"]

17 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (for the period 18 May 2002 through 5 December 2002) [Israel and Syrian Arab Republic]

4 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 31 July 2002 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

1 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Middle East"]

30 May 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Middle East"]

27 November 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Middle East"]

30 May 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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