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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: 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 Security Council mission to Yemen, 27 January 2013

19 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2096 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) until 19 Mar. 2014]

19 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2095 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for a period of 12 months]

14 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Second report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2061 (2012)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

8 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

8 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2094 (2013) [on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and condemning the missile launch of 12 Feb. 2013]

7 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2093 (2013) [on the situation in Somalia]

6 March 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security : report of the Secretary-General

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

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

28 February 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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