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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 6053rd meeting, 19 Dec. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991; International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States, between 1 Jan. 1994 and 31 Dec. 1994"]

19 December 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 5783rd meeting, 21 Nov. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Great Lakes region"]

21 November 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda"]

27 October 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation concerning Rwanda"]

17 October 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation concerning Rwanda"]

23 August 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation concerning Rwanda"]

27 April 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation concerning Rwanda"]

10 February 1995 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation concerning Rwanda"]

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation concerning Rwanda"]

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

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "Presidency of the Security Council: Rule 18 of the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council"]

16 September 1994 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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