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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 1801 (2008) [on renewing the authorization of member States of the African Union to maintain the African Union Mission in Somalia for a further period of 6 months]

20 February 2008 | 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 5812th meeting, 19 Dec. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

19 December 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia

7 November 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 1772 (2007) The Situation in Somalia

20 August 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 1766 (2007) The Situation in Somalia

23 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Monitoring Group on Somalia Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1724 (2006)

18 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Somalia

25 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in Somalia

14 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Somalia

7 May 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in Somalia

30 April 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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