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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 United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7083rd meeting, 16 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Libya"]

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

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7081st meeting, 12 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Peace and security in Africa"]

12 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

11 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Regional Reports

Security Council resolution S/RES/2128 (2013) [on the situation in Liberia and West Africa]

10 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7074th meeting, 9 Dec. 2013, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Guinea-Bissau"]

9 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Security Council resolution S/RES/2127 (2013) [on the situation in Central African Republic]

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

Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

2 December 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

27 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2126 (2013) [on extension of the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 31 May 2014]

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

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