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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 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 [The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7011th meeting, 25 July 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

25 July 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 6850th meeting, 19 Oct. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

19 October 2012 | 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 by the President of the Security Council [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6058th meeting, 22 Dec. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

22 December 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 6006th meeting, 29 Oct. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

29 October 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 5998th meeting, 21 Oct. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

21 October 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 5828th meeting, 30 Jan. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

30 January 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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