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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 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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6736th meeting, 21 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6730th meeting, 6 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6729th meeting, 5 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6722nd meeting, 23 Feb. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Women and peace and security"]

23 February 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6717th meeting, 21 Feb. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and Security in Africa"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6705th meeting, 19 Jan. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security"]

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

Security Council, In Statement, Condemns Syrian Authorities for 'Widespread Violations of Human Rights, Use of Force Against Civilians'

3 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6257th meeting, 13 Jan. 2010, 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"]

13 January 2010 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6250th meeting, 21 December 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

21 December 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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