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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 African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

14 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2121 (2013) [on the situation in Central African Republic]

10 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2120 (2013) [on extension of the authorization of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) until 31 Dec. 2014]

10 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Letter dated 7 October 2013 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

7 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7039th meeting, 2 Oct. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

2 October 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

1 October 2013 | 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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

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

Resolution 2118 (2013) : Adopted by the Security Council at its 7038th meeting, on 27 September 2013

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

Security Council Requires Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2118 (2013)

27 September 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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