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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 6123rd meeting, 11 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question"]

11 May 2009 | 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 [on "The situation in Middle East, including the Palestinian question"]

10 April 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the occupied Arab territories"]

13 July 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on the Palestinian elections on 20 January 1996]

22 January 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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