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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 16 March 2004 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

19 March 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 19 June 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

19 June 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 535 (1983) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2455th meeting, on 29 June 1983

29 June 1983 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 407 (1977) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2009th meeting, on 25 May 1977,

25 May 1977 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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