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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: 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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Security Council resolution 2179 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 28 Feb. 2015]

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Violence against women, its causes and consequences

1 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

30 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014) : report of the Secretary-General

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

Security Council resolution 2178 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by foreign terrorist fighters]

24 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

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

Security Council resolution 2177 (2014) [on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in, and its impact on, West Africa]

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

Security Council resolution 2176 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 31 Dec. 2014]

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

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