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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: 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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Security Council resolution 2229 (2015) [on on renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 Dec. 2015]

29 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

25 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)

23 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

18 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2143 (2014) [on children and armed conflict]

18 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2160 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)]

17 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Identical letters dated 16 June 2015 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

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

Letter dated 16 June 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

16 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 16 June 2015 from the Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

16 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

16 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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