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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 6752nd meeting, 16 Apr. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Non-proliferation/Democratic People's Republic of Korea"]

16 April 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 6106th meeting, 13 Apr. 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Non-proliferation/Democratic People's Republic of Korea"]

13 April 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: Letter dated 4 July 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

6 October 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "Letters dated 23 September and 3 and 11 October 1996 from the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/1996/774, S/1996/824 and S/1996/847); Letters dated 23 September 1996 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council and 27 September 1996 addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1996/768* and S/1996/800)"]

15 October 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "Agreed Framework of 21 October 1994 between the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea"]

4 November 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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