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Panama was most recently member of the Security Council in 2007-2008

Under the United Nations Charter, the Security Council has as its primary responsibility the maintenance of international peace and security 5 permanent members compose the Council – China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States – and 10 members chosen for two-year periods. Panama has been elected member of the Security Council for 5 periods: 1958-1959, 1972-1973, 1976-1977, 1982-1983 and, most recently, 2007-2008.
The Security Council has met 7 times outside the United Nations Headquarters; in 1946 in London, U.K.; in 1948 and 1952 in Paris, France; in 1972 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; in 1973 in Panama City, Panama; in 1990 in Geneva Switzerland and finally, in 2004, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Peacebuilding Commission
 

The Peacebuilding Commission will be at the disposal of the international community for advice and to propose strategies that are of critical importance to countries emerging from conflict and that are in recovery status. The Commission focuses its efforts on reconstruction, consolidation of institutions and sustainable development.
The members of the Security Council elected Panama as a member of the Peacebuilding Commission for the 2007-2008 period.

Counter-Terrorism Committee

The Security Council established the Counter-Terrorism Committee to help increase Member States’ capacity to fight agasint terrorism, provide technical assistance, and to improve cooperation and coordination, within the United Nations system and among regional and intergovernmental bodies.

The members of the Security Council elected Panama as a member of the Peacebuilding Commission for the 2007-2008 period.

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 The Secretary General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim (center), and Ambassador Aquilino Boyd (right) as President of the Security Council, 1972

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