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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: Angola (2016), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) 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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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

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

28 February 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 5800th meeting, 12 Dec. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

12 December 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5799th meeting, 11 Dec. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

11 December 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

30 October 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

24 October 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5747th meeting, 20 September 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

20 September 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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