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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 United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (27 March-23 September 1997)

24 September 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 1115 (1997) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3792nd meeting, on 21 June 1997

21 June 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation between Iraq and Kuwait"]

18 June 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation between Iraq and Kuwait"]

16 April 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (24 September 1996-26 March 1997)

26 March 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation between Iraq and Kuwait"]

20 December 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation between Iraq and Kuwait"]

23 August 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation between Iraq and Kuwait"]

14 June 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

On Iraq's refusal to allow access to sites designated by the Special Commission Resolution 1060 (1996) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3672nd meeting on 12 June 1996

12 June 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation between Iraq and Kuwait"]

19 March 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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