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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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Security Council resolution 1897 (2009) [on acts of piracy and armed robbery against vessels in the waters off the coast of Somalia]

30 November 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1846 (2008)

13 November 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1872 (2009)

2 October 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia

20 July 2009 | 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 6158th meeting, 9 July 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

9 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Security Council mission to the African Union; Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Liberia

11 June 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Security Council resolution 1872 (2009) [on renewal of the authorization of the African Union to maintain the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]

26 May 2009 | 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 6125th meeting, 15 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

18 May 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1863 (2009)

16 April 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1846 (2008)

16 March 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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