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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: 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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Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) : Report of the Secretary-General

22 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Security Council resolution 2196 (2015) [on the situation in the Central African Republic]

22 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Office in Burundi

19 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Letter dated 6 January 2015 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

19 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau

19 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7362nd meeting, 19 January 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts"]

19 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7361st meeting, 19 January 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Maintenance of international peace and security"]

19 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7359th meeting, 14 January 2015, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "Post-conflict peacebuilding"]

14 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 7356th meeting, 8 January 2014, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo"]

13 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Presidential Statements

Letter dated 12 January 2015 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council

12 January 2015 | Publisher: UN Security Council | Document type: Country Reports

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