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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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Resolution 322 (1972) of 22 November 1972

22 November 1972 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 312 (1972) of 4 February 1972

4 February 1972 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 183 of 11 December 1963

11 December 1963 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 180 (1963) of 31 July 1963

31 July 1963 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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