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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 [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7255th meeting, 29 August 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

29 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6922nd meeting, 15 Feb. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

15 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6744th meeting, 29 Mar. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

29 March 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council: Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

9 July 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement by the President of the Security Council [on "The situation in the Republic of Yemen"]

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

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