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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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Security Council resolution 2023 (2011) [on expansion of the mandate of the Monitoring Group re-established by resolution 2002 (2011)]

5 December 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1862 (2009) [on resolving the border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea and the withdrawal of Eritrean forces from the area of conflict]

14 January 2009 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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