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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 by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6160th meeting, 10 July 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace consolidation in West Africa"]

10 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 6158th meeting, 9 July 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

9 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 6148th meeting, 23 June 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

23 June 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 6145th meeting, 18 June 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning Iraq"]

18 June 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 6133rd meeting, 29 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Côte d'Ivoire"]

29 May 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 6125th meeting, 15 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

18 May 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 6123rd meeting, 11 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question"]

11 May 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 6122nd meeting, 8 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

8 May 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 6119th meeting, 5 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Letter dated 22 November 2006 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/920)"]

5 May 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 6118th meeting, 5 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

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

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