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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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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

Security Council resolution 2215 (2015) [on the drawdown of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Central African Republic

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

Partnering for peace: moving towards partnership peacekeeping

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

27 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2213 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 Sept. 2015]

27 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2214 (2015) [on threats to peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida and associated groups operating in Libya]

27 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 24 March 2015 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

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

Security Council resolution 2212 (2015) [on increase of military, police and correction personnel for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)]

26 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2211 (2015) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until 31 Mar. 2016 ]

26 March 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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