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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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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

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa and on the Lord's Resistance Army-affected areas

20 May 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6965th meeting, 13 May 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau, including efforts towards the restoration of constitutional order, and on the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in that country

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

Security Council resolution 2102 (2013) [on establishment of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Myanmar

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

Security Council resolution 2100 (2013) [on establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)]

25 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2099 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 Apr. 2014]

25 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Security Council resolution 2101 (2013) [on measures on arms and related materiel, the renewal of measures imposed by paras. 9 to 12 of Security Council resolution 1572 (2004), para. 12 of resolution 1975 (2011), and para. 6 of resolution 1643 (2005) against Côte d'Ivoire and on extension of the mandate of the UN Group of Experts until 30 Apr. 2014]

25 April 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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