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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 2165 (2014) [on the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the establishment of a monitoring mechanism]

14 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus

9 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 3 July 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

9 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 26 June 2014 from the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2127 (2013) addressed to the President of the Security Council

1 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

30 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

30 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006)

26 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

26 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution 2162 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) until 30 June 2015]

25 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2163 (2014) [on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 Dec. 2014]

25 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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