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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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Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the occupied Arab territories"]

13 July 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

On the situation in Jerusalem and the areas of Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem and the Gaza Strip Resolution 1073 (1996) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3698th meeting, on 28 September 1996

28 September 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on the Palestinian elections on 20 January 1996]

22 January 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Resolution 262 (1968) of 31 December 1968

31 December 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 259 (1968) of 27 September 1968

27 September 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 258 (1968) of 18 September 1968

18 September 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 256 (1968) of 16 August 1968

16 August 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 252 (1968) of 21 May 1968

21 May 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 251 (1968) of 2 May 1968

2 May 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 250 (1968) of 27 April 1968

27 April 1968 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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