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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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Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict : Conclusions on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic

26 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 24 November 2014 from the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

25 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2187 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 May 2015]

25 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions and 2165 (2014)

21 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7316th meeting, 19 November 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

19 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan

18 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Measures to eliminate international terrorism

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Identical letters dated 14 November 2014 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

17 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country News

Letter dated 13 November 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities addressed to the President of the Security Council

14 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Security Council resolution 2184 (2014) [on acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia]

12 November 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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