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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 7181st meeting, 22 May 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6975th meeting, 6 June 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

6 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6865th meeting, 19 Nov. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security"]

19 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6729th meeting, 5 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

5 March 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 6229th meeting, 3 December 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

3 December 2009 | 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 6158th meeting, 9 July 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

9 July 2009 | 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 6125th meeting, 15 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

18 May 2009 | 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 6009th meeting, 30 Oct. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

30 October 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 5970th meeting, 4 Sept. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

4 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 5812th meeting, 19 Dec. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

19 December 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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