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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 [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6917th meeting, 12 Feb. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Protection of civilians in armed conflict"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6900th meeting, 15 Jan. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6897th meeting, 20 Dec. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Post-conflict peacebuilding"]

20 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6895th meeting, 19 Dec. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

19 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6892nd meeting, 19 Dec. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Timor-Leste"]

19 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6882nd meeting, 10 Dec. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

10 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6876th meeting, 30 Nov. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Sierra Leone"]

30 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6865th meeting, 19 Nov. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security"]

19 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6852nd meeting, 31 Oct. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Women and peace and security"]

31 October 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6850th meeting, 19 Oct. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

19 October 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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