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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 by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6229th meeting, 3 December 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6219th meeting, 16 November 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning Iraq"]

16 November 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6213th meeting, 5 November 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

5 November 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6211th meeting, 29 October 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan"]

29 October 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6207th meeting, 28 October 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

28 October 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6206th meeting, 26 October 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

26 October 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6193rd meeting, 29 September 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Côte d'Ivoire"]

29 September 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6178th meeting, 5 August 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "United Nations peacekeeping operations"]

5 August 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6165th meeting, 22 July 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Post-conflict peacebuilding"]

22 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6164th meeting, 17 July 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

17 July 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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