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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Observer Mission in Bougainville (Papua New Guinea)

28 March 2005 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Observer Mission in Bougainville (Papua New Guinea)

29 September 2004 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 5 September 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

5 September 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Political Office in Bougainville

20 March 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter Dated 10 July 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

15 July 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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