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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 6115th meeting, 30 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Cyprus"]

30 April 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 6114th meeting, 29 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Children and armed conflict"]

29 April 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 6108th meeting, 21 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security: mediation and settlement of disputes"]

21 April 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 6106th meeting, 13 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Non-proliferation/Democratic People's Republic of Korea"]

13 April 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 6105th meeting, 9 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

9 April 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 6102nd meeting, 7 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

7 April 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 6101st meeting, 6 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The question concerning Haiti"]

6 April 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 6092nd meeting, 18 Mar. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

18 March 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 6089th meeting, 3 Mar. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation of Guinea-Bissau"]

3 March 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 6066th meeting, 14 Jan. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Protection of civilians in armed conflict"]

14 January 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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