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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 2131 (2013) [on the renewal of the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 30 June 2014]

18 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7090th meeting, 18 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

18 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2129 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) as special political mission under the policy guidance of Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) for the period ending 31 Dec. 2017]

17 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

17 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7083rd meeting, 16 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Libya"]

16 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7081st meeting, 12 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

12 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

11 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution S/RES/2128 (2013) [on the situation in Liberia and West Africa]

10 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7074th meeting, 9 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

9 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution S/RES/2127 (2013) [on the situation in Central African Republic]

5 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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