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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: 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 2155 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 Nov. 2014]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014)

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7181st meeting, 22 May 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Security Council mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia (including the African Union)

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7169th meeting, 12 May 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African Region"]

12 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2152 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 Apr. 2015]

29 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2153 (2014) [on modification and renewal of sanctions against Côte d'Ivoire until 30 Apr. 2015 and on extension of the mandate of the UN Group of Experts until 30 May 2015]

29 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2151 (2014) [on security sector reform]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014)

23 April 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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