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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: 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 2110 (2013) on the situation in Iraq

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

Security Council resolution 2111 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea until 25 Nov. 2014]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7001st meeting, 16 July 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

16 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

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

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

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

Security Council resolution 2109 (2013) [on the situation in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan]

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Third report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2061 (2012)

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6994th meeting, 10 July 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]

10 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus

5 July 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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

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

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