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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 11 September 2014 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

12 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 29 May to 3 September 2014

12 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7255th meeting, 29 August 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

29 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter dated 26 August 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

27 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7249th meeting, 27 August 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

27 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2174 (2014) [on the situation in Libya]

27 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014)

21 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2170 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

15 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7240th meeting, 8 August 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan"]

8 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Office in Burundi

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

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