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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

31 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Letter dated 27 October 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

29 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Commentaries

Security Council resolution 2182 (2014) [on the renewal of the provisions of para. 2 of resolution 2142 (2014) until 30 Oct. 2015 concerning the arms embargo on Somalia and on extension of the manadate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 Nov. 2015]

24 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2181 (2014) [on extension of the authorization of the European Union operation contained in para. 44 of resolution 2134 (2014) until 15 Mar. 2015]

21 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2180 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 Oct. 2015]

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2179 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 28 Feb. 2015]

14 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Violence against women, its causes and consequences

1 October 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

30 September 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

25 September 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

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

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