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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 7169th meeting, 12 May 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African Region"]

12 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7066th meeting, 25 Nov. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6971st meeting, 29 May 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

29 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6796th meeting, 29 June 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

29 June 2012 | 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

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 5913th meeting, 16 June 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

16 June 2008 | 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 5830th meeting, 4 Feb. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

4 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the Subregion

27 August 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the UN Security Council: The Situation in Chad and the Sudan

16 January 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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