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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 2004 (2011) [on the extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 Aug. 2012]

30 August 2011 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1860 (2009) [on a durable and fully repected ceasefire and the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Gaza Strip]

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

Security Council resolution 1850 (2008) [on the implementation of the Quartet Performance-based Road Map to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict]

16 December 2008 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1515 (2003) on endorsement of the Quartet performance-based road map to a permanent two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

19 November 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1435 (2002) on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

24 September 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1405 (2002) on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

19 April 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1403 (2002) on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

4 April 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1402 (2002) on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

30 March 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 1390 (2002) on the situation on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

12 March 2002 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

On the situation in Jerusalem and the areas of Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem and the Gaza Strip Resolution 1073 (1996) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3698th meeting, on 28 September 1996

28 September 1996 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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