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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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Resolution 2191 (2014) [on the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the establishment of a monitoring mechanism]

17 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the status of NATO forces and NATO personnel conducting mutually agreed NATO-led activities in Afghanistan

11 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution Resolution 2188 (2014) [on the situation in Liberia]

9 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 5 December 2014 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

5 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report on the investigation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Crimes in Darfur on the alleged rape of 200 women in the Tabit region

3 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Identical letters dated 23 November 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

28 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict : Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic

26 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 24 November 2014 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

25 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions and 2165 (2014)

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7316th meeting, 19 November 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

19 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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