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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia

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

Security Council resolution 1863 (2009) [on renewal of the authorization of member States of the African Union to maintain the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)]

16 January 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1853 (2008) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Monitoring Group Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1519 (2003)]

18 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1851 (2008) [on fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

16 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1811 (2008)

10 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1846 (2008) [on repressing acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

2 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1844 (2008) [the situation in Somalia]

20 November 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia

17 November 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 6009th meeting, 30 Oct. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

30 October 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1838 (2008) [on acts of piracy and armed robbery against vessels in territorial waters and the high seas off the coast of Somalia]

7 October 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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