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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: Admission of New Members

22 June 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "Security Council resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998), 1203 (1998), 1239 (1999) and 1244 (1999)"]

5 February 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia"]

8 May 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "Navigation on the Danube river in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)"]

14 March 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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