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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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Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7359th meeting, 14 January 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Post-conflict peacebuilding"]

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7356th meeting, 8 January 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

13 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter dated 12 January 2015 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council

12 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus

9 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 2 January 2015 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

5 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 17 December 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council

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

Letter dated 17 December 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council

31 December 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 submitted pursuant to paragraph 39 of Security Council resolution 2147 (2014)

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

Letter dated 26 December 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

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

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

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