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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 23 December 2014 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

24 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

24 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

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

Security Council resolution 2195 (2014) [on preventing and combating terrorism, including terrorism benefitting from transnational organized crime]

19 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2192 (2014) [on the situation in the Middle East]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7349th meeting, 18 December 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Central African Republic"]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2193 (2014) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent and ad litem judges at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) until 31 Dec. 2015]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2194 (2014) [on extension of the terms of office of permanent judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)]

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 17 December 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic addressed to the President of the Security Council

18 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 2191 (2014) [on the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the establishment of a monitoring mechanism]

17 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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