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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 implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

18 November 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Eighth semi-annual report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

16 October 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1832 (2008) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)]

27 August 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

27 June 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1815 (2008) [on extension of the mandate of the UN International Independent Investigation Commission in Lebanon]

2 June 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5896th meeting, 22 May 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

22 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Seventh semi-annual report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004)

21 April 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 5867th meeting, 15 Apr. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

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

Letter dated 2008/03/28 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council [Tenth report of the International Independent Investigation Commission established pursuant to Security Council resolutions 1595 (2005), 1636 (2005), 1644 (2005), 1686 (2006) and 1748 (2007)]

28 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Second report of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1757 (2007)

12 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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