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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 3 March 2005 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

15 March 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 28 January 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

31 January 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 4 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

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

Security Council Resolution S/RES/600 (1987) Resolution 600 (1987) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2754th meeting, on 19 October 1987

19 October 1987 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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