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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 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 5926th meeting, 27 June 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

27 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 5802nd meeting, 14 Dec. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

14 December 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East

20 May 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East

12 December 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East

12 December 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East

27 July 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Middle East"]

26 June 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Middle East"]

17 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Middle East"]

30 May 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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