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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 1450 (2002) on the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts

13 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Acts of international terrorism Resolution 1189 (1998) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3915th meeting, on 13 August 1998

13 August 1998 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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