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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 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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6844th meeting, 9 Oct. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Sierra Leone"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6841st meeting, 26 Sept. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

26 September 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6827th meeting, 31 Aug. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan"]

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

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