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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: Angola (2016), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016), Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of) (2016)) 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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7433rd meeting, 24 April 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

24 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter dated 22 April 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

22 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) : report of the Secretary-General

17 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) [on cessation of violence in Yemen and the reinforcement of sanctions imposed by resolution 2104 (2014)]

14 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara

10 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 9 April 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

9 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Letter dated 6 April 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

7 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 31 March 2015 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

6 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 31 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

2 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 27 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, Annex to the letter dated 27 March 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General : The role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace

2 April 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

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