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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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Security Council Resolution S/RES/623 (1988) Resolution 623 (1988) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2830th meeting, on 23 November 1988

23 November 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 615 (1988) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2817th meeting, on 17 June 1988

17 June 1988 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 591 (1986) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2723rd meeting, on 28 November 1986

28 November 1986 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 569 (1985) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2602nd meeting, on 26 July 1985

26 July 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 560 (1985) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2574th meeting, on 12 March 1985

12 March 1985 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 556 (1984) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2560th meeting, on 23 October 1984

23 October 1984 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 533 (1983) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2452nd meeting held on 7 June 1983

7 June 1983 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 507 (1982) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2370th meeting held on 28 May 1982

28 May 1982 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 503 (1982) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2351st meeting held on 9 April 1982

9 April 1982 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 475 (1980) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2240th meeting, on 27 June 1980

27 June 1980 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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