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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 [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5970th meeting, 4 Sept. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

4 September 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 1831 (2008) [on renewal of the authorization of member States of the African Union to maintain the African Union Mission in Somalia]

19 August 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia

16 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to Djibouti (on Somalia), the Sudan, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Côte d'Ivoire, 31 May to 10 June 2008

15 July 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1816 (2008) [on acts of piracy and armed robbery against vessels in territorial waters and the high seas off the coast of Somalia]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Somalia

30 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 1814 (2008) [on the relocation of the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) from Nairobi to Somalia]

15 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1811 (2008) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Monitoring Group Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1519 (2003)]

29 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 1766 (2007)

24 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia

14 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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