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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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Letter Dated 8 August 2005 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

10 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 23 October 2003 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

27 October 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 18 September 2002 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

19 September 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 28 December 2001 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1373 (2001) Concerning Counter-terrorism Addressed to the President of the Security Council

31 December 2001 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force

14 July 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1110 (1997)

20 November 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1110 (1997)

11 August 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force

12 May 1997 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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