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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region

24 September 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Resolution 2116 (2013) : Adopted by the Security Council at its 7033rd meeting, on 18 September 2013

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 July to 12 September 2013

12 September 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Eleventh report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone

12 September 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya

5 September 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2115 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 Aug. 2014]

29 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Self-determination of French Polynesia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau

21 August 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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