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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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Security Council resolution 2174 (2014) [on the situation in Libya]

27 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014)

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

Security Council resolution 2170 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Al-Qaida]

15 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7240th meeting, 8 August 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan"]

8 August 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Office in Burundi

31 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2168 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 Jan. 2015]

30 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2169 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2015]

30 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2167 (2014) [on enhancing the relationship between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations, in particular the African Union]

28 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7225th meeting, 28 July 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question"]

28 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7226th meeting, 28 July 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

28 July 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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