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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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Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 40 of the Covenant : International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights : 2nd periodic reports of States parties : Malta

7 December 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: States Parties Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 6876th meeting, 30 Nov. 2012, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Sierra Leone"]

30 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali

29 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Security Council mission to Timor-Leste, 3 to 6 November 2012

28 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2078 (2012) [on renewal of measures on arms, transport, finance and travel against the Democratic Republic of the Congo imposed by resolution 1807 (2008) and extension of the mandate of the Group of Experts Established pursuant to Resolution 1533 (2004) until 1 Feb. 2014]

28 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 July to 31 December 2012

27 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau

27 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the Sudan and South Sudan

26 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

23 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2077 (2012) [on the situation in Somalia]

21 November 2012 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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