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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 5978th meeting, 22 Sept. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

22 September 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 5964th meeting, 21 Aug. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

21 August 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 5903rd meeting, 2 June 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

2 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 5816th meeting, 27 Dec. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

27 December 2007 | 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 5764th meeting, 22 Oct. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

22 October 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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