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

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7463rd meeting, 26 June 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Burundi"]

26 June 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

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

Security Council resolution 2226 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) until 30 June 2016]

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 2225 (2015) [on children and armed conflict]

18 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

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