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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014)

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

Security Council resolution 2145 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)]

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

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

17 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to Mali, 1-3 February 2014

11 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Security Council resolution 2143 (2014) [on children and armed conflict]

7 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

5 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

3 March 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2140 (2014)

26 February 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2139 (2014)

22 February 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7115th meeting of the Security Council, held on 21 February 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security"]

21 February 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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