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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 situation in the Sahel region

14 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 April to 30 June 2013

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

Measuring the effectiveness of the support provided by the United Nations system for the promotion of the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict situations : report of the Secretary-General

11 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

10 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6975th meeting, 6 June 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

6 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2105 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts, as specified in para. 29 of resolution 1929 (2010) until 9 July 2014]

5 June 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

31 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2104 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 30 November 2013]

29 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6971st meeting, 29 May 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Central African region"]

29 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution 2103 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 31 May 2014]

22 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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