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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)

20 June 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2160 (2014) [on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by Taliban]

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

Resolution 2156 (2014) / adopted by the Security Council at its 7186th meeting, on 29 May 2014

29 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2158 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for 12 months]

29 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2155 (2014) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 Nov. 2014]

27 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7181st meeting, 22 May 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Somalia"]

22 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Children and armed conflict: report of the Secretary-General

15 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Annual Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia (including the African Union)

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

13 May 2014 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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