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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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Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5883rd meeting, 30 Apr. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia"]

30 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5880th meeting, 29 Apr. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Côte d'Ivoire"]

29 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5876th meeting, 24 Apr. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Burundi"]

24 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5869th meeting, 17 Apr. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Cyprus"]

17 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5867th meeting, 15 Apr. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 April 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5838th meeting, 15 Feb. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia"]

15 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5834th meeting, 12 Feb. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Children and armed conflict"]

12 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5833rd meeting, 11 Feb. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Timor-Leste"]

11 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5830th meeting, 4 Feb. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5828th meeting, 30 Jan. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

30 January 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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