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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 6765th meeting, 4 May 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

4 May 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6755th meeting, 21 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

21 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6753rd meeting, 19 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6752nd meeting, 16 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Non-proliferation/Democratic People's Republic of Korea"]

16 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6749th meeting, 12 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan"]

12 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6748th meeting, 11 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Sierra Leone"]

11 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6746th meeting, 5 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

5 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6745th meeting, 4 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

4 April 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6744th meeting, 29 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

29 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6741st meeting, 26 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

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

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