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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: Angola (2016), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) 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 7362nd meeting, 19 January 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

19 January 2015 | 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 6122nd meeting, 8 May 2009, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

8 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 5913th meeting, 16 June 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

16 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 5830th meeting, 4 Feb. 2008, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

4 February 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5734th meeting, 27 August 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad, the Central African Republic and the subregion"]

27 August 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5621st meeting, 16 January 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad and the Sudan"]

16 January 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5595th meeting, 15 December 2006, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Chad and the Sudan"]

15 December 2006 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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