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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 implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006) : reporting period from 1 March to 28 June 2013

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

Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) [on sexual violence in armed conflict]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan

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

Thirty-fifth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 14 of resolution 1284 (1999)

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

Report of the Secretary-General on transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel region

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6980th meeting, 17 June 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Children and armed conflict"]

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

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

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