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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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Letter Dated 13 March 2007 from the Secretary-General Addressed to the President of the Security Council on the Ouagadougou Political Agreement

13 March 2007 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Sessional Reports

Letter Dated 27 January 2003 from the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations Addressed to the President of the Security Council on the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement

27 January 2003 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Sessional Reports

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