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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7015th meeting, 6 August 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security"]

6 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7011th meeting, 25 July 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

25 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7001st meeting, 16 July 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

16 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6994th meeting, 10 July 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

10 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6980th meeting, 17 June 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Children and armed conflict"]

17 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6975th meeting, 6 June 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

6 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6971st meeting, 29 May 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

29 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6965th meeting, 13 May 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

13 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6946th meeting, 15 Apr. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

15 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6922nd meeting, 15 Feb. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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